Arbor Day Events

April 2018

Press Contact: Thomas Itty, Marketing Director (914) 576-0193 • Email:

Arbor Day activities are important to us. Our arborists look forward to sharing their knowledge and getting their local communities, especially children, interested in tree care and being responsible caretakers of our natural resources. This year, we participated in several events in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Tree ID Walk -- Teaneck Creek Conservancy

Almstead's New Jersey Branch Manager, Ryan Duff, lead the first group of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy's Tree ID Series Hike. The emphasis was on identifying common trees in the area and in the Conservancy.

Teaneck, New Jersey

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Tree Plantings -- New Canaan & Darien

Arborist Isaac Taylor planted trees at New Canaan Parks and Darien Nature Center.

New Canaan & Darien, Connecticut

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New Jersey’s Earth Day Fair

Branch Manager, Ryan Duff and arborists, staff and crew from our New Jersey branch were at this popular annual event once again this year.

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square

Ridgewood, New Jersey

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Tree Planting & Sapling Giveaway

Gary Norman, Stamford Branch Manager and Michael Almstead, Vice President, joined students, teachers and elected officials, including Mayor of Norwalk, Harry Rilling, for Earth Day celebrations and to plant a tree in front of Tracey Elementary School. Also present was Sprig, "The Treedom Fighter," from the whimsical and popular Treetures characters that are dedicated to carrying the message of tree planting and care to children. Almstead gave away saplings to all the students at the event.

Tracey Elementary School

Norwalk, CT

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Planting Trees at the Treeture Nursery With Girl Scouts

Almstead arborist, Michael Marks and several of the Almstead crew worked with an Eastchester Girl Scouts Troop to plant trees in the Magic Treeture Forest Nursery. Joining them were Judith Blau, creator of Treeture.

Treeture Nursery

Eastchester, New York

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Junior Arborist Station at Wave Hill

Almstead once again sponsored the Junior Arborist Station at Wave Hill Public Garden. Kids ages five and up could wear tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats, under the supervision of Almstead technicians, and ascend into the canopy of an old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill.

Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center

Bronx, New York

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Down On The Farm

Arborist Isaac Taylor and the Almstead crew were at Down on the Farm, a yearly community event at Darien Nature Center. It featured activities for the entire family, including a junior climbing station sponsored by Almstead that is always a highlight of the event.

Darien Nature Center

Darien, Connecticut

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