A Tree Grows In Clinton

For Arbor Day, students at the Pierson School witness the planting of a Magnolia tree at the Eliot House.


For the past 12 years, a tree has been planted in Clinton on Arbor Day, held on the last Friday in April.

Thanks to the Tree Committee and many generous donors, new trees can be seen at all four schools, the library, the police and fire stations, the town beach and the Indian River Recreational Complex.  

This year a beautiful Magnolia tree, donated by the , was planted at the just next door to .

Students from the , their teachers and parent chaperones had a mini-lesson in proper tree planting and watering, how the Magnolia tree was named, how a tree uses fertilizer, the process of photosynthesis, and how the rain forest is so named.

Members of the town's Tree Committee, Beth Critchley, Bob Herlihy and Carol Geiser, supervised the planting. Also in attendance were First Selectman Willie Fritz who read the Arbor Day proclamation and many members of the Clinton Rotary Club who donated the tree.


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