Celebrate Arbor Day!

Each spring we offer Arbor Day Programs to schools and organizations throughout the community. At these events we learn about the history of Arbor Day, the benefits of trees and conclude by planting an Arbor Day tree. The District works with applicants to customize programs to fit the group’s interests! For this program, we offer an option of a 8-12ft Sugar Maple or 5-6ft White Spruce tree.

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is the New York State tree and is characteristic of our broadleaf forests. This species grows best in deep, fertile, moist – well drained soils. It is shade tolerant and has a spectacular autumn color, which makes it a popular landscaping tree. Boiling the sap of this tree to make syrup is a common hobby and business in Warren County.

White Spruce (Picea glauca) prefers moist, well-drained soils and is a shade tolerant evergreen. Besides this species being widely used across Canada for pulpwood and lumber, its wide distributions provides habitat for wildlife across North America. Being a softer needle conifer than other spruces, White Spruce is a great yard tree.