Carroll to observe Arbor Day

April 06, 1993|By Greg Tasker | Greg Tasker,Staff Writer

Landmark trees, three towns and the late Earl Yingling will be given tributes at Carroll's annual Arbor Day ceremony tomorrow in Manchester.

Jim Slater, Office of the Environment administrator, will present framed certificates to the owners of several trees that have been designated as landmarks because of their size, age or unique qualities.

Among the recipients are Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Hierstetter of Westminster, who have been recognized for a silver maple that features a crown with a 90-foot spread. The tree is the county's silver maple champion.

The late Earl Yingling, a Manchester resident and forester who was caretaker of Maryland's famous Wye Oak on the Eastern Shore and a lesser known white oak at a Manchester church, will be remembered in his hometown with a tree planting.

Westminster, Hampstead and Manchester will receive Tree City USA awards.

The Arbor Day event begins at 1 p.m. at Manchester Fire Company's activities building at York and Locust streets.

In other Arbor Day ceremonies:

* New Windsor will plant trees at High and Church streets at 4:30 p.m.

* Hampstead has three events: tree planting at North Carroll High School in memory of deceased students; tree planting by North Carroll High School students at North Carroll Farms development; and dedication of a new park on Route 88 to former Police Chief Durwood C. "Sarge" Sites at 10 a.m.

* Westminster will mark Arbor Day with weeklong events from April 19 to April 23. Tree plantings are planned in various developments.

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