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Capital Roots Plants 50 New Trees in the City of Troy



Capital Roots, local food access nonprofit, planted 50 new trees in Troy on Thursday to beautify city streets. The organization spearheaded the project through its Urban Greening program which aims to create mutually beneficial relationships between city neighborhoods and the environment for cleaner air, reduced energy costs, and increased property values.

Working alongside the City of Troy through a NYS DEC Urban and Community Forestry Grant, the organization’s staff was joined by volunteers from the Troy Street Tree Advisory Board, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Troy High School, and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener program to assist with the planting.

The teams gathered at Beman Park on Jacob Street in Troy for a tree planting demonstration led by Capital Roots’ Program Manager Sharon DiLorenzo. Troy City Mayor Patrick Madden and Capital R

oots’ CEO Amy Klein kicked off the demonstration with remarks about the importance of urban greening before dividing up the volunteers into seven teams to plant in neighborhoods across the city.

“Over the past 25 plus years, Capital Roots has planted thousands of trees and implemented many public landscaping projects throughout the Capital Region because we know how critical an urban forest is to the health and vitality of our community,” said Capital Roots’ Chief Executive Officer Amy Klein. “Trees help create a sense of unity and pride in a place we all call home.”

“The planting of new street trees are a welcome addition to our community, providing many benefits that strengthen the health and vibrancy of our neighborhoods and green spaces,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden. “We thank Capital Roots for their partnership and collaboration in overseeing this important environmental initiative, and applaud New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for their support for this valuable program.”

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