The City of Milton helped Summit Hill Elementary School celebrate Arbor Day in a big way this year, donating $420 to purchase 830 saplings students will plant on public property.
But that wasn’t all. Milton firefighters joined Summit Hill staff and parents Friday, Feb. 18 in handing out the trees to students as they boarded buses and left the school. Click here to see photos from the event.
Lynn Tully, Milton’s Director of Community Development, said the money comes from Milton’s Tree Recompense Fund, which developers pay into when they remove trees that cannot be replanted on their property.
By law, the money has to go to greenery on public land like parks and fire stations. So students and their parents have been given maps detailing public property and a planting guide created by City Arborist Mark Law. Each has pledged to pitch in and keep Milton verdant.
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