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Olmsted Parks Conservancy Seeks Volunteers for Tree Planting

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – The Olmsted Parks Conservancy is seeking volunteers to plant more than 500 trees in Buffalo's Omsted parks system this spring.

Conservancy spokeswoman Joy Testa-Cinquino says they're expecting as many as one thousand volunteers to help with the tree plantings on two consecutive Saturdays in late April.

"We're looking for people who are over 15. They have to be in pretty good physical shape because they'll be planting six foot tall trees," Testa-Cinquino said. "The two tree planting days aren't until April, so hopefully we'll have some nice weather."

The new trees will replace some of those damaged by the October Surprise snowstorm.

The Conservancy is also holding a series of training sessions on tree care later this month at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park. Testa-Cinquino says the free training is open to the public but is not necessary for those wishing to volunteer for the tree plantings.

More information on the tree plantings and tree care training is available at the Olmsted Parks Conservancy website.