Wilton’s tree plan is flowering

Jul 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

“We are trying to design a vision,” said Pat Sesto, Wilton’s director of environmental affairs. The plan calls for native — as opposed to invasive — trees to be planted cohesively, in rows, if possible, such as dogwoods, crab apples, and ornamental cherries.

The trees are all flowering varieties and will change the face of Wilton Center in the spring, with the expanse of a newly blossoming canopy.

Because of the town’s proactive plan, Wilton was named a Tree City U.S.A., one of only 17 municipalities in the state to receive the designation.

“Becoming a Tree City demonstrates the town’s commitment to protecting our environment, both locally as we preserve community trees and globally as we understand the significance of trees on a worldwide basis,” said Jessica Kaplan, chair of the Wilton Tree Committee.

[[ Better than your first quote Ms. Kaplan: “Study after study shows that the more trees there are, the more people shop and the longer they shop,” Ms. Kaplan said. ]]

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