Posted on May 1, 2019 by admin
MONROE – Town of Monroe Officials, including State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112), gathered by the Town Green Gazebo under cloudy skies yesterday afternoon to celebrate Arbor Day with the planting of a young American Elm tree.
The tree was donated by Eastern Land Management (ELM), a Stamford-based company with a branch in Monroe that offers sustainable landscape management, water management/conservation, recycling and snow removal services.
“We hear a lot of times about how inefficient government is – in this case I was contacted about an Arbor Day Celebration two weeks ago, and after speaking with the first selectman we were able to make it happen today,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “The Town of Monroe has not only proved their commitment to our environment, but that public-private partnerships can work as well. I thank ELM, Monroe First Selectman Ken Kellogg and Monroe Tree Warden David Solek for their diligence in getting this tree planted for our community.”
The Arbor Day Foundation sponsors this event each year as a day to celebrate the role that trees play in human welfare, and promote tree planting and care. Trees not only increase property value, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community; they can also reduce wind and water erosion of topsoil, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate temperatures, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife.
(L to R) First Selectman Ken Kellogg, Rep. Sredzinski, ELM Representatives, Town Clerk Vida Stone, Planning and Zoning Administrator William Agresta, Emergency Management Director David York, Parks and Rec Director Missy Orosz, and Park Ranger and Tree Warden David Solek.