This morning’s post warned that some beloved trees may soon disappear from downtown.
To everything there is a season, and all that. In a nearby location, 9 new trees will soon provide beauty and shade.
The Westport Tree Board has announced a “Memorial Tree Program” for Veterans Green. Trees may be purchased to honor — here’s the tie-in — veterans, for their service to our country.
A donation of $2,000 includes the cost and planting of the tree, 5 years of maintenance, and a 4 inch-by-8 inch commemorative plaque.
Nine spots have been chosen, on a first-come, first-served basis. The size and species of each tree will be determined by the tree warden.
Applications are available in the Town Clerk’s and Public Works department offices, up the hill from the green in Town Hall. They’re also at the Parks & Rec office at Longshore. For more information, call 203-341-1134, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for full payment is October 20. Just in time for Veteran’s Day.