The Hadley Garden Center, 285 Russell Street, Hadley, has donated a significant number of trees and shrubs to be used along public ways and in Kendrick Park, the new urban park between North Pleasant and East Pleasant streets in Amherst. The total value of this gift is $4,122.00. The trees and shrubs will be wintered by Alan Snow, the Town’s Tree Warden, and then planted in the Spring.
“On behalf of the Town of Amherst, I would like to thank and congratulate the Hadley Garden Center for its kind gift. By its generosity, it makes Amherst a more beautiful place to live,” Amherst Town Manager Larry Shaffer said. “The Hadley Garden Center’s contribution represents its commitment to ensuring that Amherst stays a beautiful place. I know I speak for the Kendrick Park Committee and the Public Shade Tree Committee in thanking and congratulating the Hadley Garden Center for its very generous gift to the Town of Amherst.”
For Kendrick Park, the Hadley Garden Center donated three (3) Shadblow Serviceberry, one (1) Weeping Larch, three (3) Witch Hazel, one (1) Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, and one (1) Japanese Maple.
For the public way, the Hadley Garden Center donated to the Public Shade Tree Fund one (1) Red Oak, one (1) Japanese Snowbell, two (2) Stewartia, two (2) Paperbark Maple, two (2) Yoshino Cherry, three (3) Black Gums, and three (3) Sugar Maple.
Questions about this Press Release may be answered by:
Larry Shaffer, Town Manager, Town of Amherst, 413-259-3002
Alan Snow, Tree Warden, Town of Amherst
Peggy Roberts, Chair, Kendrick Park Committee
Hope Crolius, Chair, Public Shade Tree Committee,