STAMFORD, CT - Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and the students of the Rogers International School will kick off Stamford’s Arbor Day 2012celebration on Friday, April 27 by planting a cherry tree on the school grounds at 202 Blachley Road.
The tree the students selected for adoption was originally cloned by the Stamford Tree Foundation from a cherry tree that was planted along the Mill River in 1957. The young tree is being moved to its new home at the school at by the staff of Eastern Land Management (ELM). The entire Arbor Day program will include the tree planting along with educational briefings on the origins of Stamford’s legendary cherry trees and practical information on tree placement and care. It will conclude with evergreen seedlings being distributed to the students and participants.
In addition to Mayor Pavia, attendees at the celebration of the City of Stamford’s 24th year as a “Tree City USA” will include Rogers School faculty, representatives from the Connecticut State Urban Forestry Council, city officials, representatives of the Japan Society of Fairfield County and members of the Board of the Stamford Tree Foundation
Jane Waugh, Vice President of STF said, “We are thrilled by the students’ interest and enthusiasm for our message. As this small tree grows and flourishes in their care, the gift of friendship and the dedication to caring for trees shown by Junzo Nojima in 1957 will be continued in our community.”
“We are delighted to help the Stamford Tree Foundation (STF) further its mission by educating the next generation on the importance of trees and greenery,” said Bruce T. Moore, Sr., President of ELM. “Although they’re still young, the students of the Community Service Club will see this tree every day and remember the lessons conveyed at its planting.”