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TWAC seeking out planting locations

Tree-planting program seeking volunteers

Tree Warden Advisory Committee members Al Harrington (pictured), Calvin Montigny, Thomas Chamberland and Joe Kowalski are searching for Sturbridge home and business owners interested in having trees planted at their properties. (click for larger version)
March 21, 2011
STURBRIDGE — The official start of spring has arrived, which means it will soon be time residents with greener thumbs to begin the process of planting new flowers, bushes and trees.

The town's busiest streets are about to be decorated with several new trees as well, thanks to an initiative created by the Tree Warden Advisory Committee (TWAC).

TWAC members recently decided to begin a community-wide promotion of its upcoming bare root tree-planting program. The TWAC purchased 50 trees to plant in various places throughout the community, and it is now searching for residents and business owners interested in the program. It doesn't matter to the committee where residents who request trees live, as long as they adhere to the guidelines, but for businesses the committee is specifically interested in owners of properties along Routes 20 and 131 who would like to have trees planted.

"One of our main goals is to help beautify the town's main corridors, which will hopefully make the town more tourist friendly in the long run," said TWAC Chairman Calvin Montigny.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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