Tom Denny, former Professor of Music at Skidmore College, will give a presentation entitled “Saratoga’s Trees: Past, Present, and Future” at Skidmore College on Wednesday, January 30, at 5:30 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. The talk is co-sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga, the Environmental Studies Program, and Sustainable Skidmore.
Denny worked with the local non-profit Sustainable Saratoga on the Urban Forestry Project, and his presentation will draw on his work there to provide a historical context for Saratoga’s current efforts to preserve and expand our urban forest.
Using historic and current photographs, this talk will offer a glimpse into the results of the street tree inventory recently completed for the City by Sustainable Saratoga, along with some thoughts on the opportunities and challenges the City faces as we plan the streetscapes in Saratoga’s future.
The talk is an opportunity for community members to get involved in deliberations about the Tree Master Plan, which will occur this spring, as well as suggest ideas to inform the vision for the city’s urban forest that would allow it to be used in ways that can bring the greatest environmental, commercial, and aesthetic benefits to the entire community.