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Roots to Branches Why Trees Matter

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about the history of Connecticut’s forests, the condition of Fairfield’s trees and hear from those organizations that are proactively, replanting trees, creating corridors and green spaces for wildlife while reclaiming our native habitat. Learn how to plant a tree and properly apply mulch or take a tree ID walk with tree expert Don Parrot of CT Arborists Inc.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

For more information email forestry@fairfieldct.org or call (203) 701-8342.

The Story of Connecticut’s Trees
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lawrence Rousseau, State Forester DEEP (Department of Energy and Environmental Education)
The unique and incredibly interesting story of Connecticut’s Trees

Presentation Shorts: What is Fairfield doing to preserve its trees and green spaces?
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm 

David Brandt, Executive Director Aspetuck Land Trust
Building a green corridor for animals by connecting our back yards and open spaces

• Barbara Wooten, Fairfield Garden Club; American Chestnut Project
What happened to those chestnuts roasting on an open fire and what are Dr. Sandy Anagnostakis and the Fairfield Garden Club doing about it?

• Charlie Stebbins, CT Audubon Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve
Understand what it takes to turn a jungle of invasives into a wildlife preserve

• Jeff Minder, Fairfield Tree Warden
The state of Fairfield’s trees
• Tom Correll, Fairfield Forestry Committee
Two million trees and you say we need more? Why a tree-planting program is important in Fairfield

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

• Don Parrot of Connecticut Arborists Inc.
Tree ID walk
• Fairfield Tree Warden Jeff Minder
Tree planting and care

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

• Tree Bark Surprises Fairfield School Art Show – What a tree means to me
• Invasives – CT Master Gardeners ID and invasive control strategies
• Green Corridor Project – Aspetuck Land Trust
• Smith Richardson Wildlife project
• Fairfield Tree Planting Program and the Commemorative Tree Program


This program is sponsored by the Fairfield Forestry Committee that promotes stewardship of town trees and assists the town Tree Warden with implementing the town’s Community Forest Management Plan. The committee promotes awareness and appreciation for the environmental, economic, and cultural value of trees in Fairfield.


April 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Fairfield Museum
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
(203) 259-1598


Fairfield Museum and Fairfield Garden Club
(203) 259-1598