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Students help Medina plant trees on Arbor Day

Contributed Story Posted 25 April 2014 at 12:00 am

57 trees to be planted along Gwinn Street

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Medina elementary students were a part of a tree planting and an Arbor Day celebration this morning.

Medina Mayor Andrew Meier joined students in the celebration of trees. 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.

The village is planting 57 trees on Gwinn Street. This photo shows some of the trees lined up and ready to be planted. The trees will go north of the driveway leading to the middle school all the way to James Street.

The village’s Tree Board added two new varieties this year: Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Persian Ironwood and Acer tartaricum ‘Rugged Charm’ Tartarian Maple.

Other varieties include: Acer miyabei ʻMortonʼ State Street maple, Maclura pomifera ʻWhite Shieldʼ or ʻWichitaʼ, Zelkova serrata ʻGreen Vaseʼ Zelkova, Acer tartaricum ‘Rugged Charm’, Acer truncatum x A. platanoides ʻPacific Sunsetʼ maple, Parrotia persica Persian Ironwood, Gleditisia triancanthos ʻImperialʼ Honeylocust, Celtis occidentalis Hackberry, and Platanus x acerifolia London Plane ‘Exclamation.’