To celebrate Arbor Day 2019, the City of Albany and The Pine Hollow Arboretum propose to hold a planting event on Friday, April 26th 2019 from 11am-12:30 pm at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, a location of historical and cultural significance. In keeping with the historical context of the Myers Residence and garden, a border of heirloom variety lilacs will be planted that will both enhance the aesthetic value of the residence while providing direct environmental benefits. The event will be open to the public, with a strong emphasis on engaging the neighborhood community.
Event Schedule –
- 11am- Welcome/Meet & Greet
- 11:15am- Break into groups and start planting
- 12pm- Remarks from Mary Liz and/or Paul
- 12:15- Light refreshments
The Pine Hollow Arboretum: is a 22-acre, member-supported, non-profit public arboretum located five miles from downtown Albany in the historic hamlet of Slingerlands, New York. The Arboretum’s catalogued collection includes over 3,600 unique trees, shrubs and other woody plants from around the world.
The City of Albany: The Department of General Service’s Forestry Division is responsible for all aspects of trees related issues on public right of way. Included in this are tree planting, dead tree removal, stump removal, tree trimming and numerous other concerns regarding City owned trees.
Underground Railroad History Project: seeks to acknowledge the active underground railroad movement in our region, to raise awareness about and stimulate interest in this little recognized and inspiring part of our history, to understand it in its historic context, to encourage the recognition of local historic figures and the activities in which they engaged, to preserve that history, and to relate that history with us today