Medina will plant 42 trees in spring

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 January 2015 at 12:00 am

File photo – These trees were planted last year on Gwinn Street. Medina planted 57 trees in 2014 on Gwinn Street.

MEDINA – The village will plant 42 trees this spring with most on Park Avenue. Those trees will finish the planting effort on Park Avenue begun several years ago.

There will also be a few additional ancillary plantings on West Center Street and West Avenue near the Central Business District.

“The main 2015 site plan depicts a return to Park Avenue in the rotation of plantings on main thoroughfares,” said Tree Board Chairman Chris Busch. “As always, the trees have been selected specifically for the needs of this site. The small trees are those considered to be appropriate for underwire plantings by National Grid and are reimbursable by them.”

The Village Board approved the tree planting plan on Monday. Most of the cost is covered by donations and the National Grid reimbursements.

One village trustee, Mark Irwin, voted against the plan. He would like to see more trees planted on the east side of the village, especially along East Center Street.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has given Medina a “Tree City Growth Award” and has designated the community a “Tree City USA” for its commitment to planting trees every year.