Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cazenovia: Tree City USA?; Cazenovia, NY

Cazenovia: Tree City USA? Madison County Courier-Madison County News:
The village of Cazenovia doesn’t have the designation “Tree City USA,” but should it? The Village Tree Commission, founded in 2007, thinks so, and if the crowd of 54 attending a recent Commission-hosted event is any indication, the public thinks so, too.
On Saturday, March 27, the Cazenovia Village Tree Commission held its first seasonal public presentation at the Cazenovia Library Community Room, titled “Rebuilding Cazenovia’s Tree Canopy.” There will be more, and the public is urged to be looking for them. The all-volunteer committee charter reads:
The residents of Cazenovia consider trees as an important community asset contributing to the scenic beauty, health and environment of Cazenovia. The Cazenovia Tree Commission has been established to preserve, protect and enhance this resource.
In working toward the Tree City designation, an inventory is required, and through using the cooperative mode of the CVTC, Cornell University undergraduate students carried out such an inventory. The study identified more than 1,200 spaces where trees could be incorporated into the village landscape, with approximately 77 percent actually having trees.

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