Celebrating Arbor Day 2017 at Huguenot Park.

Last week, I joined a group of very adorable preschoolers, students from the New Rochelle High School fauna and flora class (also adorable, in a teenage sort of way,) and several City officials (only minimally adorable – sorry, colleagues) to plant two willow trees at Huguenot Park.

We were observing Arbor Day in a small, ceremonial nod to the City’s larger commitment to urban forestry.  Thanks to our newly approved capital budget, New Rochelle is on track to meet the goal of 10,000 new public trees by 2030.