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GROTON — The Friends of the Trees and the Groton Garden Club invite you to their annual Arbor Day event.

This year’s event will take place on May 6, at 11 a.m., at Groton-Dunstable Middle School North on Main Street. We will be planting a tupelo tree, nyssa sylvatica, a most beautiful native tree so very appropriate for this part of Massachusetts and Groton.

We are also pleased to announce that we are receiving our 10-year award for Tree City, USA from the National Arbor Day Foundation and the Massachusetts DCR Urban and Community Forestry Program.

The Batraxoi Singers, directed by Bob Griffin, will again treat us to some “tree songs,” always ending in our favorite, “The Ashgrove.” We hope you can join us and bring the family. We will be handing out tupelo tree seedlings so you can go home and plant a legacy from your family to the next generation. We look forward to seeing you at this annual celebration of spring.

The Friends of the Trees, founded in 1982, is a citizen’s group committed to planting trees in Groton. The group works closely with Tree Warden Thomas Delaney, and the Highway Department. We sponsor tree plantings on common land and along town roads. We sponsor an Arbor Day celebration and provide education to encourage the planting and care of trees in our beautiful town. We get most of our funding from the generous townspeople of Groton. We truly appreciate your support.

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