Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
June 11, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mayor Fiorentini Kicks off Columbia Park Restoration Project
HAVERHILL- Today, Mayor James J. Fiorentini kicked off the Columbia Park Restoration Project with neighborhood residents. The Columbia Park Restoration Project is a featured part of the City’s yearly tree planting effort.
This year, through the City obtaining an “Urban Forestry Re-Leaf Grant” from the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Resources, Mayor Fiorentini is pleased to announce the planting of 30 new sugar maple trees at Columbia Park to replace ones that have become diseased and have died over the years. Also, at the beginning of each island, the city will be placing a flowering tree. The City will be planning another 40 in the fall to complete parkway restoration
Mayor Fiorentini stated:
“At one point, Columbia Park was one of the most beautiful streets in the City. When I look atold photographs of Columbia Park and Haverhill, I am struck by how wonderful the City lookedwith the great tree canopy and tall trees lining both sides of the street providing shade andnatural beauty.
“Our goal is to restore Columbia Park to its former splendor and create yet another naturalgem in the City of Haverhill.”
Haverhill Arborist Roland Goudreault, Mayor James J. Fiorentini