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Who: Western New York tree care companies, professional arborists and Olmsted’s forestry team
What: The 17th year local tree care companies and professional arborists volunteer their time and expertise for the Conservancy in recognition of Arbor Day. This makes it the longest running volunteer arborist day event in New York State.
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 — 10:00 a.m.
Where: Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY 14214, Crandall Woods and the playground behind the Buffalo Zoo
Parking is available on Amherst Street and Crandall Drive
This volunteer-only event began in April 20, 2001, with support from the New York State Arborists Association, local tree care companies, Conservancy volunteers and the City of Buffalo Parks Department. In the past 16 years, local tree care companies and arborists have completed over a million dollars worth of work for our Olmsted parks. The work they do can include pruning of hazard deadwood and limbs, removal of dead and hazardous trees, structural pruning on young trees and fertilization of recently planted trees.
For any inquiries onsite on Saturday, April 29, please contact interim forestry manager, Adam Kneis, at (716) 238-5161.
About Arbor Day
Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska. By 1920, more than 45 states and territorial possessions were celebrating Arbor Day. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated in all fifty states. In New York State, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April. For more information on Arbor Day, visit https://www.arborday.org/.
About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million people use Buffalo’s historic, award-winning Olmsted Park System annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. The parks were designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, more than 149 years ago. Basic maintenance of the parks has been greatly improved since the 2004 groundbreaking public/private agreement with the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Since that time, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, now partnering with the City of Buffalo, has retained full responsibility for the management and care of these green spaces, which are listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. In 2014, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as on of the the Great Places in America. Most recently, The Guardian named the Olmsted Park System as one of the Top 10 Parks in the World. Learn more at: bfloparks.wpengine.com.