Arbor Day Events

April 2019

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.

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), Michael Almstead (Vice President), Nick Helms (arborist),  Maria Amador (Office Manager) and the Almstead crew joined students, teachers and elected officials, including Mayor of Norwalk, Harry Rilling, for Earth Day celebrations and to plant three trees. 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.

Wolfpit Elementary School

Norwalk, CT

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Arbor Day at Matthew Paterson Elementary School

Jeff Thrasher (Hawthorne Branch Manager), Kristin Loughlin (Office Manager) and the Almstead crew joined staff and students of Matthew Paterson Elementary School in Carmel, NY to celebrate Arbor Day and plant a tree. Each student also received a bag with Almstead goodies and a Norway pine tree sapling.

Matthew Paterson Elementary School

Carmel, NY

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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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Arbor Day Talk at Transfiguration School

Almstead Arborist, Patrick McVey was at Transfiguration School in Tarrytown, NY to celebrate Arbor Day with a Kindergarten class and talk to them about trees and shrubs. The kids were delighted to receive an Eastern Redbud sapling to take home and plant.

Transfiguration School

Tarrytown, New York

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Tree Planting at Jefferson Elementary School

Arborist Dan Dalton and the Almstead crew were at Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY to plant a Red Maple tree and teach the 1st Grade class about the significance of Arbor Day and trees. Dan spoke to the students about the Red Maple tree they had planted and got volunteers to help him finish the planting. Each class also designed an Arbor Day poster earlier that they shared with us.

Jefferson Elementary School

New Rochelle, New York

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Arbor Day Fun at Salem Drive School

Branch Manager, Ryan Duff celebrated Arbor Day with the staff and students of the school.

Salem Drive School

Whippany, New Jersey

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Tree Planting at Mohawk Country Day School

Our final Arbor Day event for 2019 was at Mohawk Country Day School in White Plains, NY. Arborists Erick Fields and Nick Tripsas along with foreman Raul Barajas and climber Hector Galvez planted Norway Spruce saplings with students.

Mohawk Country Day School

White Plains, New York

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