Arbor Day taking root with tot lot tree's birthday party

April 07, 1997

The anniversary of a tree planting in the Charles Street tot lot is among the activities Westminster officials have planned to celebrate Arbor Day this week.

Katrina Tucker, a Westminster planner, will offer children cake and punch at the tot lot at 3 p.m. Friday. The city is celebrating the "birthday" of a tree planted during Arbor Day activities in 1995.

"The kids seemed to really enjoy [the 1995 tree planting]," Tucker said.

Westminster has been designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation -- the eighth consecutive year the city has received the designation.

Other activities planned this week include:

Today: Replacement of a tree that died at 117 E. Main St.

Tomorrow: Pruning of street trees planted in 1995 on East Main Street between Longwell Avenue and Center Street.

Wednesday, Arbor Day: Proclamation of Arbor Day Week and tree planting at William Winchester Elementary School by Mayor Kenneth A. Yowan. The planting begins at 12: 15 p.m.

Thursday: Replacement of two dead trees on East Main Street at Locust Lane.

Hydrants to be flushed; residents to be affected

Westminster Department of Public Works' Utility Maintenance Department will flush fire hydrants from 8 p.m. to midnight today through Wednesday.

Carroll Meadows, Eden Farms and Devlin Square, Sullivan Heights, Hahn Road, Cranberry Road, Cranberry Mall and Cranberry Square will be affected.

Flushing will cause discoloration of water and residents are advised to refrain from doing laundry the next day. Residents should open all faucets in the morning and run until water runs clear.

Residents should draw water the night before for their next morning needs. Water will be fully treated and potable.


Reese: Firefighters responded at 7: 09 p.m. Thursday to a fire on Route 140 at Kays Mill Road. Units were out 26 minutes.


Westminster: A resident of Carroll View Avenue told police Thursday that property was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked on East Main Street. The loss was estimated at $308.

Westminster: Employees at Town and Country Chimney Service Inc. on Railroad Avenue told police Thursday that someone stole property from a company vehicle parked outside the business. The loss was estimated at $455.

Westminster: A resident of Uniontown Road told police Thursday that someone threw an egg at his vehicle. Paint damage was estimated at $400.

Pub Date: 4/07/97

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