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Planting trees to enhance the community

By Staff | May 7, 2013

Wyatt Ravert, a scout from Pack 29, works with LEO club members and fellow scouts in the Revitalize Montgomery tree planting initiative on Saturday, April 27.

MONTGOMERY – Several tree planting projects took place during Earth Week in the borough of Montgomery. On Monday 7 trees were planted at the eastern gateway near the intersection of Thomas Ave. and Montgomery Street. Two more are expected to be planted in the park when a new sign arrives according to coordinator, Alice Trowbridge from ‘Revitalize Montgomery’, a group dedicated to improving the quality of life in Montgomery, a designated River Town.

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership has been working with the borough and resident volunteers to prioritize projects. Using a mini grant contract, 61 trees are to be planted along streams and within entry corridors.

On Wednesday, 45 trees were delivered to Montgomery by Penn College students, and on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. students from both Penn College and Lycoming College dug up holes and planted 36 trees.

The Leo Club from Montgomery High School and local scout troops finished planting 9 more trees on Saturday morning near the park. Members of the Montgomery middle and high school LEO club and scouts and family members from Pack 29 gathered at the Montgomery boat launch to take part in the tree planting portion of the Revitalize Montgomery project.

“These gateway plantings will enhance a sense of arrival,” Trowbridge commented, “and help to improve first impressions of the community.”