The City of New
Rochelle observed Arbor Day by planting a white oak tree in front of City Hall,
joined by classes of students from the New Rochelle Children’s Center for
highlighted the City’s urban forestry initiative, part of the GreeNR
sustainability plan which aims to increase the number of trees in New Rochelle
through preservation, maintenance and an expanded tree planting program. This
year the City will plant hundreds of trees, and is encouraging property owners
to sign up for a street tree in their neighborhood.
There is no
cost to property owners and a variety of trees are available for selection
including linden, oak, and gingko. A video on the City’s website shows each
species along with signup information.
“Trees add beauty
to our neighborhoods, even as they improve our environment and property
values,” said Mayor Noam Bramson. “New Rochelle is committed to planting
hundreds of new trees every year, and we encourage residents to sign up for
their own free sapling.”
For more information on tree planting, visit www.newrochelleny.com/plantatree 2019 is New
Rochelle’s 28th year as a Tree City!