As the result of last years storms, the utility companies are cutting down all trees that could effect future power outages. This is having a devastating effect on our environment. HB 6471 in committee at our State Legislature,will expand the utility company’s ability to cut or trim trees on private and municipal property without consent or notification to owners.
Right Tree - Right Place
This program will provide attendees with insight and information to counter this destruction and work towards the reforestation of their cities and towns. Leading the discussion will be:
Glen Dryer - Director of Connecticut College Arboretum
Glen is the author of the books Connecticut’s Notable Trees and Greening Connecticut Cities and Towns: Managing Public Trees and Community Forests and co-author of "Right Tree-Right Place", published in this month’s Connecticut Gardener. He serves on the Connecticut Urban Forest Council and the Connecticut Tree Protection Examining Board.
Karl Reichle - President of Municipal Trees, LLC
Karl has spent his career in the fields of agriculture and horticulture. He is a founding member and past president of the Tree Wardens Association of Connecticut and has been testifying on HB 6471 on their behalf. Karl served for over 25 years as the Tree Warden for the Town of South Windsor.
There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
There is no charge for the program but please register since space is limited.
Pre-order a brown bag lunch or bring your own and join in a tour of “Right Tree - Right Place” on the campus of Connecticut College, the Arboretum or the Carolyn Black Peace Garden.
When & Where
New London Garden Club
This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the New London Garden Club.
From its first meeting in June,1923 to this present day, our club has had an immense commitment to the environment and beautification of our community. Over the years,we have planted 100’s of trees on New London Streets and for many years maintained the Shaw Mansions and Hempstead House gardens. We helped in the establishment of the Connecticut Collage Arboretum and Pequotsepos bird sanctuary. We actively participated in preserving and restoring the Old Town Mill, landscaped the new building at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and helped restore the gardens at Harkness Mansion before the State took it over. These are just a few of the extensive civic projects we undertook over the years
Our members have a strong interest in horticulture, and conservation and we are proud of our accomplishments in these areas. Our programs also include floral design and garden photography.The New London Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club of America and the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.
For more information about the New London Garden Club please contact Marilyn Percy, Co-President, firstname.lastname@example.org or Gail Schwenker Mayer, Vice President, email@example.com or speak to one of our members at our program.