Watertown Celebrates Arbor Day By Planting Trees

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It's the last Friday in April, which means it's Arbor Day around the nation.

In Watertown, the mayor, city council and volunteers from Tree Watertown (the city's street tree advisory board) celebrated Arbor Day with a ceremonial tree planting in Whitewater Park off Newell Street.
 
The ceremony was held in honor and recognition of the city's Department of Public Works for its many years of hard work and dedication to the city's urban forestry program. 

The department's Buildings and Grounds crew has conducted annual tree planting operations every year since 1997. 

In that time, they have been responsible for the planting of more than 1,500 trees throughout the city. 

Arbor Day 2013 kicks off a week-long tree planting blitz in Watertown.

On Saturday, the Watertown Noon Rotary Club, in partnership with the city, will conduct its annual tree planting at the Fairgrounds with the planting of 38 trees.
  
The Department of Public Works crews will continue its tree planting tradition as well by planting 94 trees at sites throughout the city including the 500 block of Davidson Street, the 100 block of Charles Street, the 700 Block of Ball Avenue, the 200 block of Schley Drive, the 600 block of Burchard Street and other various locations.
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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