JAMESTOWN – Pine trees aren’t the only trees finding new homes this December.
Recently, the City of Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department planted 34 new trees along McDaniel Avenue.
According to Dan Stone, city arborist, the partnership between the City of Jamestown and Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has allowed nearly 700 trees to be planted throughout the city.
“Since the fall of 2007, the City of Jamestown has received grants totaling $73,650 from the Community Foundation to complete 12 tree planting projects,” Stone said.
Grants from the Foundation’s Fund for the Region have supported tree plantings in neighborhoods surrounding 6 of the city’s public schools, two of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Neighborhood Block Challenge clusters, along North Main Street, the eastern and western entrances into the city and Downtown Jamestown.
“I want to recognize the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, specifically Executive Director Randy Sweeney, for their continuing assistance with maintaining a vibrant, well-maintained urban forest in the City of Jamestown. Trees not only improve the aesthetics of our parks, neighborhoods and business districts, but they add to property values. I appreciate the partnership the Community Foundation has had with our Parks Department over the years. Without that partnership, we would not have been able to maintain our urban forest to the level that has earned the city recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation for going on 36 years,” Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, stated.