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Esplanade landscape spruced up for Arbor Day

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  May 4, 2012 03:50 PM

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(Photo courtesy The Esplanade Association)

Employees of Maltby & Company work in the Esplanade as part of their Arbor Day volunteer efforts.

A section of the Esplanade received nearly $20,000 worth of tree pruning and landscape improvement offered by one local company in honor of Arbor Day.

About 30 workers from Stoughton-based tree care firm Maltby & Company spent last Saturday pruning trees and shrubs to promote growth, and removing potentially hazardous trees between Union Boat Club and Community Boating, Inc.

The landscape improvements were provided for free in honor of Arbor Day, and helped transform an area of the park that was in need of attention, according The Esplanade Association, the friends group that helps care for the park.

The company's entire staff annually donates the cost of labor and equipment to various organizations including The Dimock Center and Franklin Park.

"Maltby's donation of labor, equipment and expertise provides a significant cost savings to The Esplanade Association and the Department of Conservation and Recreation and is a tremendous contribution toward maintaining the park's safety, beauty and health" said Sylvia Salas, the group's executive director. "We can't say thank you enough to Maltby for their generosity."
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