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A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM - Croton Arboretum
Reopens After Storm Damage
The Jane E. Lytle Arboretum has officially reopened, after being
closed for seven months due to unsafe conditions created by last October's
unusual Halloween snowstorm. Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc., the
non-profit organization which manages the property on behalf of the Village of
Croton-on-Hudson, hired a forestry consultant to inspect more than 118 trees
and then arranged for 90 trees to be removed or pruned.
"We're so pleased to finally reopen," said
Arboretum President Karen Jescavage-Bernard. "It took a long time because
all the arborists in the area have been swamped since the storm. Also, you
can't get heavy equipment into the trail area so all the work had to be done by
climbing damaged trees--a slow and potentially dangerous process."
"Now that we've dealt with the devastation the storm
did to our trees," said Bernard, "we need to deal with the
devastation it did to our finances. We've spent more than $14,000 to
date--using funds that would otherwise have gone to improving our boardwalk and
trails, much-needed planting projects and educational programs. We appeal to
everyone who loves the Arboretum to make a donation and help us recover
About the Arboretum
Founded in 1993, the Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is
a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship of
the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum. Working in partnership with local schools,
businesses and other civic organizations, the Arboretum also promotes
environmental recreation and education programs in wetland restoration,
wildlife habitat enhancement and water quality monitoring.