Tree Talk: Tree planting week

| 09 Nov 2021 | 01:58

The Town and Village of Warwick are holding a Tree Planting Week from November 8 through 12.

Various trees will be planted throughout the Village and the Town Shade Tree Commission is focusing on planting trees in Wickham Woodlands.

Last spring, the Town’s commissioners, with the help of 10 volunteers from the Evolution Health Group in Pearl River, planted a variety of trees along the entrance drive to Wickham Woodlands Park.

The Commission is continuing its efforts to plant trees along the drive and walking path that so many people have used throughout the pandemic.

The goal is to provide a semi-shaded walk around the prison site, softening the presence of the chain link fence and providing a greener environment for all the park visitors.

The Commissioners have selected a variety of trees, including London plane, hybrid elms, Sweetgum, Gingko, Katsura, several varieties of oak and a crabapple tree to plant along the pathway.

Diversity is key to planting and maintaining a healthy community forest, and we are working to broaden the variety of trees at the park. A total of 13 trees will be planted this fall.

Next spring we plan to continue our planting efforts at the park, and welcome any volunteers who would like to participate in our spring tree planting activities. Businesses that are interested in a company volunteer work day are especially welcome, and we will provide direction on proper tree planting and care.

For information on the Town of Warwick Shade Tree Commission, contact Karen Emmerich at 914-850-2667 or via email at