The town government of Darien is giving away 400 trees and plants given by Eversource to distribute on Saturday, April 29, to Darien residents in recognition of Arbor Day.
These trees are in addition to plantings committed by Eversource after its recent clear cutting near the Metro North Railroad line.
— an announcement from Darien town government
One plant per family will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
The trees will be given away to residents who drive through the tree distribution site at the Noroton Heights Railroad Station parking lot, on the south side of the tracks (enter from Hollow Tree Ridge Road).
Volunteers, including members of the Darien Scouts and Darien Green Team will be there to assist.
One million trees were planted on the first Arbor Day celebration, held in Nebraska in 1872. Since then, hundreds of millions of trees have been planted around the world in recognition of this special day, and we are pleased to announce our own Arbor Day event in Darien this year.
Every step we take towards rebuilding our tree population is a step in the right direction. Arbor Day is April 28, and we will honor the day with
If You’re Going …
Pick up will be one way starting at Hollow Tree Ridge Road and exiting by Post 53. We hope that residents, particularly those that border property that was recently subject to clearcutting along railroad tracks, will be able to attend and secure a tree.
Residents affected by the recent clear-cutting should come between 12 noon and 2 p.m. All other residents should come between come between 1 to 2 p.m.
Trees being supplied for you to plant at your home are:
Please take a moment to research which type of vegetation is most appropriate for the conditions in your yard and come with a first, second, and third choice.