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Canton Tree Committee

The Canton Tree Committee was established in May 2010 with the full support of the Mayor and the Village Board. The mission of the group is to protect and improve the village tree canopy.

Did you know that trees:

Provide a safer walking environment and reduce the speed of traffic

Protect you from rain, sun, heat, wind

Reduce noise and pollution

Provide a home to wildlife

Add value to homes and business

Reduce stress and blood pressure

Reduce global warming through CO2 removal and 02 production

Trees must continuously be replaced due to storms, disease, age, vandalism, and road widening.

The mission includes these objectives:

  • Establish short and long term tree planting and maintenance plans;
  • Fundraise for and implement community tree planting projects;
  • Educate individuals in the community, especially children and youth, about the           importance of planting and protecting trees; and
  • Advise and assist with village tree planting initiatives

The Committee organizes an annual Arbor Day event in April and works to raise community awareness of the importance of trees.  The Committee has successfully raised private funds through a Memory Tree Program.  Citizens can donate money to plant a tree in honor of a loved one.

Planting initiatives for 2013-2015 are funded through  a DEC Urban Forestry Grant and a Scott Tissue Grant submitted by the St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District.

We are always looking for new members. If you would like to  join please call Joette Holgado at 379-1642.

Memory Tree Program