Tree Grant In Action In Lyndon

Lyndon - The Town of Lyndon was recently awarded a $20,000 tree grant through the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program.

With Arbor Day celebrated this past Friday, and Vermonts "Green Up Day" just a day away there's no better time to plant trees around the town. Lyndons' former Planning Director, Nicole Gratton was out in Bandstand Park early this morning planting trees accompanied by members from UCFP (Urban and Community Forestry Program). Gratton says "Well trees are beautiful, first of all we enjoy park spaces and tree line streets, but trees also help with carbon sequestration. They help keep things cool in the summer and they just really provide a lot of benefits to animals and wildlife as well, even in an urban enviornment." The $20,000 grant is to support the improvement of urban tree canopy with $10,000 being technical assistance, and the other $10,000 can be the purchasing of trees, pruning of trees, and tree related materials. Gratton says to keep an eye out for a watering cart out and about in Lyndon this summer to help maintain and support the newest trees planted in the community.