Oswegonians Once Again Planting the Seeds of Oswego's Renaissance
The Oswego Renaissance Association (ORA) is pleased to announce the completion of the Oswego Tree Canopy Project with a total of 74 new trees planted. More than 50 Oswego residents and other volunteers, including Novelis Employees, Oswego Tree Stewards and students participated in the project.
This project was part of Novelis Aluminum “Unite Globally. Act Locally” worldwide campaign during the month of October and was made possible by a $25,000 grant to the Oswego Renaissance Association from Novelis Oswego.
“The Oswego Tree Canopy Project is a perfect example of a community based revitalization effort, "said ORA Director Paul Stewart; “it provides economic, environmental and social benefits the likes of which will be seen and felt for years to come.” Stewart continued; “We want to thank Novelis Oswego for their generous donation and for allowing us to work with Novelis HR Specialist Bethany Lighthall who did an outstanding job coordinated the project for Novelis. A special Thank You to Phil and June Mac Arthur, Designer Amy Birdsall for the site locations; the Oswego Tree Stewards for tree selection and planting coordination, well as the Oswego DPW for their time and expertise. And finally a huge thank you to over 50 Oswegonians and local students. This was a Team Effort and we had a Winning Team.”
The trees, planted in late October 2014, are in a dormant state and will bloom in the Spring of 2014. Designer Amy Birdsall, President of Inspiratec Studios, worked with the City of Oswego DPW to select proper placement of these trees. And the Community planted them all! See all the photos below and the actual tree placement maps from Ms. Birdsall which show the large extent of this project.