Stabilize the shoreline with stream willows.
Plant red oaks/white spruces to reforest
A Riparian Packet (#4) containing 20
each (100) plants of:
Button Bush, Hybrid Poplar, Stream
Willow, Red Oak, White Spruce can be
had for 60 dollars, until mid May from
the NYSDEC Tree Nursery Saratoga
County Soil and Water Districts
Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady
Counties, offer smaller quantities of
a variety of trees and shrubs suitable
for neighborhood homeowners, at
very reasonable prices.
Homeowners can partner with the
City of Albany tree program as well.
Albany street trees are in decline.
Homeowners should plant the next
generation of suitable street trees
that can tolerate the excessive amounts
of road salt spread by DGS on city
streets every winter.
Trees not only beautify our properties.
Trees provide shade in summer and
windbreaks in winter. Trees absorb
carbon dioxide and emit oxygen which
combats air pollution by improving
Mater Christi Church/School trees
are in decline. Replacement trees
should be planted now, before existing
trees are no more.
The Greenway Common trees are
in decline. Some present a hazard
from falling limbs. Greenway neighbors
ought to get together and plant a
variety of suitable replacement trees.