Beautification Underway In Adams

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Roberts Street in Adams is undergoing a transformation as part of a beautification project to bring new landscaping -- and a fresh look -- to village streets.

"When visitors come through a community and they see that there's a lot of trees, it shows that people are putting some pride in their community and are really welcoming new people," said Ted Bach.

Bach's company, All Seasons Landscaping and Garden Center in Lowville, is providing and planting the trees, everything from Colorado Spruce to Crab Apple and Japanese Lilac.

The Tree Revitalization Committee in Adams has been planning the project for over two years. With a state grant to help pay for it all, the plan is being put into action.

Residents say they're happy to see it.

"It's very nice having the trees," Ronald Mullin said. "It's good for the environment and all the way around. It beautifies the village.

All the trees bloom at different times of year, so folks will be able to enjoy their colors during each season.

"Instead of having everything flowering at once, you really want to have them stagger with their flowering times or their colors," Bach said.

"So we're trying to pick different trees that would provide that. Some that are going to give some spring color, some that'll do a summer color, and some that'll do a fall color."

Over 60 trees will be planted when it's all done, making it a beautiful sight for the community -- which is also the birthplace of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day.
Monday, September 15, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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