Thursday, January 13, 2011

Planting Fields to host annual LIAA Arbor Day Event, March 26, 7am-2pm

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that the Long Island Arboricultural Association will host its annual Arbor Day event at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, NY. This event is a collaborative effort between New York State Parks, The Planting Fields Foundation, and LIAA.

The Arbor Day event will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 7am to 2pm. This one day volunteer effort includes pruning and general cleanup of the historic trees and shrubs at the Carshalton Gates, Main Drive, and Taxus Field located on the south west side of the arboretum off Chicken Valley Road. The work also includes the removal of hazardous trees in these areas culminating with the planting of a new tree.

LIAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education on the care, preservation and maintenance of trees and shrubs on Long Island. The organization also spearheads and promotes proper management practices of trees and encourages research for the protection of trees in the community.

This annual Arbor Day event features over 100 professional arborists, and their families, who volunteer their time to give back to the community. Dozens of trucks, chippers and other arboricultural equipment will be provided for the day’s activities. This massive group effort is estimated in value at over $75,000.

For more information please contact Planting Fields at 516-922-8601 or LIAA at 631-415- 4535.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation operates 178 state parks and 35 historic sites, which host 56 million visitors a year. More information is available by visiting, connecting on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.

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