The Connecticut Tree Festival returns to Norwalk's Cranbury Park located on 300 Grumman Road in on May 21 (Saturday) for its 10th year is a free family fun fest with an environmental message that highlights attention on trees as natural assets that appreciably enrich community life. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Upwards of 40 exhibitors associated with the ecology form a midway of booths in the park for educational entertainment and best of all everything is available to the public t no charge--admission, parking, chances on a variety of door prizes, expert advice of tree-planting, even a picnic-style lunch—and no one is permitted to sell any product or service on the grounds. Two bucket rides and a rope-climb carrying youngsters to the tree tops in the park are among the more popular activities with other recreational diversions like face-painting.
There will be an exhibit, the Gallery of Trees Art Show that will be held at the Gallaher Mansion in Cranbury Park for this event.
The focus of this event is on trees because trees are a way of showing that we believe in tomorrow. They are a vital and renewable resource that contributes to the economy and protects the environment. They anchor the urban ecology. They knit together the social fabric of neighborhoods, beautifying the landscape with their foliage and stateliness. They demonstrably increase property values and provide energy savings.
Trees add to public revenue, attracting businesses and visitors. They filter impurities from the air, provide shade and improve storm water management, helping to prevent soil erosion and flooding. They yield fruit for humans and sustenance for birds and wildlife. They provide building materials and wood products and instruments to create music. They define property lines, provide historical continuity and regenerate themselves. They also serve as fences and provide windbreaks. And trees serve as memorials and monuments.
For more area information on Fairfield County www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com