Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release:
November 4, 2019
For More information:
Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201
MAYOR GANIM JOINS CTPA FOR STATE-WIDE WHITE OAK TREE PLANTING CEREMONY AT CLINTON PARK
SITE OF THE FIRST PARK IN BRIDGEPORT, ESTABLISHED 1666
Bridgeport, CT -- Mayor Ganim joined Northeast Horticultural Services as they assisted the Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA) in honoring the Centennial of the Arborist Law in Clinton Park.
The law establishes the foundation for proper tree care as it requires a rigorous examination and license to be held by all working arborists. Due to the law, the practice of tree care is notably better within the State of Connecticut than elsewhere in the country.
Stacey Marcell, licensed arborist and owner of Northeast Horticultural Services said, “The CTPA spearheaded a movement to plant our state tree, the White Oak tree, in each of the 169 cities and towns within our state to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the arborist law. The law makes Connecticut a leader in tree care and other states have followed our lead.”
Mayor Ganim said, “Every time we plant a tree, it adds to the beauty of nature and the concept of Bridgeport as the Park City.”
“When people walk through this park, they’ll know we care about the City of Bridgeport residents on multiple levels with these trees providing clean air and improved quality of life” said Joe Gresko, Assistant Special Projects Manager.
CTPA has over 800 members and the majority are licensed as arborists by the State of Connecticut. Altogether, the state currently has about 1,000 individuals licensed as arborists. For more information, visit CTPA.org.