In two short weeks, the Greenfield Beautification Committee will be focusing its annual Arbor Day Celebration efforts cleaning, and green-ing up the City Hall campus.
But initial steps have already been taken.
In recent weeks, City Forester Dennis Fermenich identified several declining ash trees around and the , trees susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer.
The trees, as well as several large shrubs, were marked with pink ribbons and taken down by Division of Public Works employees.
The good news, according to a recent Patch column submitted by Fermenich, is the citizens of Greenfield will ", thanks to the help of a Wisconsin DNR Urban forestry grant, Greenfield DPW, Arbor Day donations, the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department and volunteers from all walks of our community."
In addition to the replacement trees, the terrace area south of the Community Center will get a major upgrade thanks to the donation of longtime Greenfield resident Bill Radler, the former director at Boerner Botanical Gardens.
Radler is donating several trees, shrubs and flowers for the terrace, and paying for all the labor to be done by Terra-Firma Landscape, Inc.
The Arbor Day event is 10 a.m. May 5. For more, check out the Greenfield Beautification Committee's .