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WARSAW — An opening event for tree planting on Warsaw Tree Day will be held on Friday.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. in the village park at the planting site next to the baseball concession stand.

Attendees at the ceremony included Mayor Dan Burling and Superintendent Shane Evans of the Village Public Works Department; DEC Ranger Nate Morey; Gregg Torrey of Secretary of State George Borello’s Office; Rep. David DiPietro; and former Mayor Joseph Robinson.

The two trees are planted in honor of Warsaw Primary School teacher and coach Steven Baker and in honor of Robinson. Baker’s daughter Kinsley will speak about her father’s legacy and former village manager Cynthia Appleton will speak about Robinson.

The moderator for the Arbor Day event will be James Carter.

In addition, the Tree Board sponsored a “PoeTree Contest” for Warsaw primary school children. Winners of grades K-1, 2-3 and 4-5 will present their poems, with an additional student award for special mention.

Each student winner will receive a spruce tree to plant provided by Bird Haven Christmas Tree Farm.

Tree gift policy flyers and tree gift forms will be available at the event for citizens interested in making a tree donation. A registration form for citizens to express their interest in planting a tree in front of their property will be available.

The Warsaw Tree Board is in the process of applying for a City Forestry Grant to hire an arborist to inventory Warsaw’s trees and create a management plan.

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