Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
May 27, 2008
Inspired by Haverhill Students, Mayor Advances Urban Forestry Initiatives
HAVERHILL- Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced that over 120 new trees will be planted throughout the City over the next few weeks as part of ongoing urban forestry initiatives. More tree plantings will follow.
The Mayor made this announcement today at Hill View Montessori School on Washington Street in Haverhill, where students had sent the Mayor letters as part of Earth Day activities. The Mayor met with the Hill View students and gave them a citation acknowledging their outstanding commitment to the environment. The Mayor and the students also planted a sugar maple tree together at Hill View. The students call themselves the “Sugar Maple Class,” as the children have been studying sugar maples trees in class.
The Mayor, along with Director of Public Works Michael Stankovich, released a list of tree planting locations. Neighborhoods with a targeted focus include Lincoln Avenue in Riverside, Columbia Park, Riverside Park, Ginty Boulevard and the American Legion fields by Clement Farm.
The trees, which include several species including maples, locusts, elms, crabapples and pines, are paid for by an urban forestry grant. The Mayor announced that City will pursue another grant that would fund the planting of an additional 200 trees this year.
An official listing of trees by species and location is posted on the city’s website, www.ci.haverhill.ma.us. Refer to the Higway Dept for listing.
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