On Monday, April 30, members of the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (LP & CT) commemorated Arbor Day with an environmentally-minded group of students from the Daley Middle School in the Lowell Highlands.
Together, the students and the staff from LP & CT planted two trees on the grounds in front of the school.
The mission of LP & CT is to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces and special places. Last year, in support of Lowell’s 15th year as a Tree City USA, LP & CT partnered with the City of Lowell to plant over 113 trees in honor of Arbor Day. In the spring and early summer of 2011, trees were planted in Cupples Square, Armory Park, Clemente Park, and many other public spaces within the City. Jane Calvin, Executive Director of LP & CT, said that, “Arbor Day is a way for Lowell to celebrate its commitment to how trees contribute to the quality of life in our city by providing shade, improving air quality, and enhancing property. Working with youth at the Daley Middle School is the perfect opportunity to share the city’s natural resources with the next generation of stewards.”
The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities across America.