Guilford Conservation Commission focuses on trees
GCC completed an ash tree inventory of all town roads and properties, partially funded by a grant from Urban & Community Forests, and actively participated in Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week. They expanded their focus on trees by successfully applying for an Arbor Day grant from UCF to plant trees on town property in collaboration with students from Guilford Central School. Then they received UCF's 2021 Tree Steward of the Year award for their service to local trees. All this met our goal of preserving, managing our natural resources while educating the
Inventory, Land Management, partnerships
Raised public awareness about Emerald Ash Borer; supported town road crew in managing ash trees along roads; planted shade trees on public property in conjunction with furthering local education about benefits of trees to our community.
Guilford Road Crew
Guilford Central School Farm-to-School Program
The enthusiastic cooperation of every member of the Guilford Conservation Commission was critical. Everyone walked many miles of town roads to inventory our ash trees.
The daunting number of ash trees to inventory - over 2700. The interruption of covid, which made us rework our protocols to include social distancing as we completed the inventory.