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Ansonia To Get New Trees

by STAFF | Apr 25, 2013 12:45 pm

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ETHAN FRYThe old, rusty guardrails bordering the municipal parking lot on Ansonia’s West Main Street will be replaced by a row of Cleveland pear trees thanks to a grant announced by the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Thursday.

The city will receive $3,780 to plant 28 trees at various locations around the city “to provide shade, aesthetics and other environmental benefits, and to demonstrate the importance of a balanced ecosystem,” a press release from DEEP said.

Eileen Krugel, the city’s grant writer, said plantings are planned for four areas of Ansonia:

  • Five Cleveland pear trees on Third and Fourth streets
  • Four trident maple trees in Colony Park
  • Two Cleveland pear trees in the area of Central Street and Father Salemme Drive
  • 17 Cleveland pear trees for the West Main Street parking lot.

“If you try to picture the lot without the metal barriers and a nice raised, mulched raised curb-type area, it should really enhance it,” Krugel said of the parking lot plans.

The city has also applied for a grant for nearly $500,000 worth of other improvements to the parking lot through the state’s Main Street Investment Fund, but hasn’t yet heard back, Krugel said.

The tree money comes through a program called America the Beautiful, by which municipalities and non-profit organizations are able to apply to the Connecticut DEEP for grants of up to $8,000.

Krugel said Ansonia has twice before been awarded money through the program, and that the city’s public works department will plant the trees in the summer or fall.

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