NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. is celebrating, Arbor Day, Earth Day and its 50th anniversary by planting 50 trees throughout Westchester County and Fairfield County.
The Magical Treeture Nursery in Eastchester received more than 200 seedlings from Almstead on April 25, according to a press release.
"Arborist Michael Marks has been working with the group every year to help beautify the communities of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville. Judith Blau, who created the Treetures and the Magical Nursery project, works with Almstead, the Girl Scouts and local government to nurture the seedlings until they are ready to transplant in the community," representatives said in the release.
Arborist and CEO Ken Almstead planted a Katsura tree on April 25 at Wave Hill Public Garden in Riverdale. On April 26, the company participated in Arbor Day events at Wave Hill by offering a “Junior Arborist Station” where children could ascend into the tree canopy in a climbing harness, according to the release.
In Connecticut, Vice President Michael Almstead and Gary Norman, Stamford branch manager, planted a tree donated by the company on April 25 at the Wolfpit Elementary School along with representatives from the school and the City of Norwalk.
"They also gave a Norway Spruce seedling to each child. 'Sprig' from the Magic Treeture Forest Nursery was on hand to help," representatives said in the release.
On April 26, arborist Brian Carolan planted a tree donated by Almstead in Norwalk as part of the Kendall Elementary School’s cleanup day.