Learn about the trees in town

Wiltonians may not be aware their town is a member of Tree City USA.

To show off the town’s collection of trees, Kate Throckmorton, tree committee chairman, will lead an interpretive walk in Wilton Center focusing on tree identification on Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m. The walk will begin at the Veterans Memorial Green at the north end of the town center.  

The Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Tree Committee, Wilton Garden Club and the Norwalk River Watershed Association are organizing this walk to provide a free educational opportunity focusing on the value of the trees in the community.

Throckmorton, a Wilton native, studied landscape design at UConn, and works as a landscape architect and environmental designer in Norwalk. She is familiar with many of the notable trees throughout town, and is particularly knowledgeable about those under the purview of the tree committee, which are in the town center. Many have been planted as part of the Wilton Center Tree Plan and memorialize or honor people who  contributed to the community during their lives.

This walk is open to all. Dogs on leash may also attend. Pre-registration at Conservationevent@wiltonct.org is recommended to ensure you can be contacted in the event of inclement weather.