Brattleboro walk features 'treasured trees' - Brattleboro Reformer:
By BOB AUDETTE, Reformer Staff
Friday, May 22
BRATTLEBORO -- One would think that a road named Oak Street would be lined with oak trees. But in fact, there are only two oak trees left on Oak Street, one of them in the yard of Martha and Tim O'Connor.
At one time, Oak Street was lined with elm and oak trees, said Tim O'Connor.
But the elms succumbed to disease and most of the oaks were felled to make room for sidewalks, he said.
The Treasured Tree Project, which was undertaken by the Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee, was developed to highlight trees around town such as the O'Connors' oak.
The committee designed a map for area residents and visitors that leads them on a 2.25-mile stroll to look at 22 trees, called the Treasured Tree Walk. The members of the Tree Advisory Committee spent two years on the project.
People in the community submitted nominations for trees they thought should be included in the map, said Lynn Levine, project manager.