The City’s Tree Warden Chris Rosa, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, put into action the $100,000 grant received from the Greening the Gateway Cities Implementation Program. The goal of this funding is to maximize tree planting in urban residential areas of Gateway Cities. This week, as part of the program, the Department of Conservation and Recreation provided a Board-Certified Arborist, Richard Parasiliti, to give Malden Department of Public Works employees an instructional tree planting demonstration. Rosa along with the DPW are expected to plant 120 to 150 trees by the end of next spring.
Pictured: Malden DPW employees with Arborist, Richard Parasiliti (2nd from left), Tree Warden Chris Rosa (4th from left), Mayor Gary Christenson (center), Special Assistant to Mayor Christenson Maria Luise (next to Mayor), and DPW Director Bob Knox (2nd from right)