The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Selinsgrove News Wire

March 6, 2013

Selinsgrove Shade Tree awarded for planting efforts

The conservation’s Snyder County Board of Directors and staff selected the commission for its efforts to conserve trees on public land within the borough.

The commission - composed of board members Joan Fasold, Don Rowe, Bo Fasold and Jeremy Smallwood - have been working to reverse a trend noted in a Susquehanna University study that Selinsgrove had lost about 51 percent of its trees in the past 30 years.

In the past two years, the commission has planted nearly 100 trees with the help of volunteers from the community and Susquehanna University. Another 15 trees will be planted this spring, Joan Fasold said.

The state Department of Natural Resources Foresters Gerald Hoy and Vinnie Cotrone helping to coordinate the planting program that is funded in part by the Rudy Gelnett Trust and donations from residents, such as Helen Keiser.

The commission will be honored by the county Conservation District at the annual awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Road, Selinsgrove.


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