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Monroe Land Trust Distributes Chestnut Seeds To Students For Arbor Day

From left, Assistant Principal Laura Maher; Karl Witalis, president emeritus of the land trust; Tony DeCarlo, who provided the seeds from his Newtown orchard; First Selectman Steve Vavrek and Ranger Dave who organized the ceremony.
From left, Assistant Principal Laura Maher; Karl Witalis, president emeritus of the land trust; Tony DeCarlo, who provided the seeds from his Newtown orchard; First Selectman Steve Vavrek and Ranger Dave who organized the ceremony. Photo Credit: Contributed

MONROE, Conn. -- To mark Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, the Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy and Park Ranger David Solek distributed two American chestnut seeds and planting instructions to 250 seventh-grade students at Jockey Hollow School.

The event also marked Monroe’s recognition from the U.S. Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for the 12th consecutive year.

From left, Assistant Principal Laura Maher; Karl Witalis, president emeritus of the land trust; Tony DeCarlo, who provided the seeds from his Newtown orchard; First Selectman Steve Vavrek and Ranger Dave who organized the ceremony.

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