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Medina celebrates Arbor Day with 60 new trees

Contributed Story Posted 24 April 2015 at 12:00 am

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MEDINA – The village celebrated Arbor Day today by planting a tree on West Avenue in front of the Medina Historical Society.

In the top photo, Medina Mayor Andrew Meier addresses a group of elementary school students by the Historical Society. Meier is standing on a carriage step while reading the Arbor Day proclamation.

This year more than 60 trees will be planted in Medina. The village has been designated a Tree City USA and has been a Tree City Growth Award recipient from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley, left, joins Mayor Andrew Meier, center, and Michael Kracker from Congressman Chris Collins’s office in tossing some dirt on the newly planted tree.

The new trees in Medina are planned for areas of Park Avenue with additional plantings on West Center Street, West Avenue, Gwinn Street, Elizabeth Street and Mead Avenue.