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Darien to Get Welcoming Greenery at I-95 Exits

DARIEN, Conn. – Darien’s about to get a little greener. Monday morning, the Tree Conservancy of Darien will plant 11 trees at I-95 Exits 13 and 11 onto the Post Road to create welcoming gateways to the eastern and western approaches to town.

The plantings are funded by donations from the community. The grassland at Ext 13 will be upgraded with three 14-foot aurora dogwoods, six 10-foot blue hollies and an American sweetgum. Exit 11 will get a blue spruce, two red maples, a Valley Forge elm and an Eastern redbud.

“Adding trees to our town gateways will accentuate the special beauty of Darien,” said Suzanne Schutte, chairman of the Darien Town Beautification Commission .

The Tree Conservancy is a non-profit whose goals are to educate the community about the value of trees and how to identify and revitalize significant trees in town, establish a stewardship program for the care and maintenance of existing trees and protect and augment community trees, both public and private.

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