Every year in observance of Arbor Day, the Town of Greece plants a tree to both honor a member of the community and to promote the importance of trees for our environment. The Town of Greece has been named a Tree City USA every year since 1998 by continued commitment from Supervisor Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Board, and the dedicated members of our Tree Council.
This year, the Town of Greece is recognizing Arbor Day on June 22nd. This morning, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich was joined by Greece Town Board Members Mike Barry and Mike Bloomer for the Annual Town of Greece Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony. This year’s tree was planted in memory of William Joyce.
The tree planted in honor of Arbor Day this year was the Autumn Maple Flame. This tree has beautiful fall colors of crimson and scarlet, turning red early in the season and holding well throughout the fall. The tree is located along the Greece Town Campus Walking track on the North end of campus with a monument placed at the base of the tree.
“Today, we were proud to honor and remember William Joyce” said Supervisor Bill Reilich. “William passed away peacefully at home last year. Among his many roles in the community, William was a volunteer with the Greece Volunteer Ambulance for over 40 years and was a commissioner of the Lake Shore Fire Department. He is greatly missed by his family, friends, and community”.