Wilton has met the requirements to continue its status as a Tree City USA town in 2019. One of those requirements is to recognize Arbor Day.

As part of the town’s Arbor Day celebration, each year the Wilton Tree Committee names an individual as Tree Steward in honor of her/his ongoing conservation-related accomplishments for the town. This year’s honoree is Kate Throckmorton, who fulfilled a full 10-year term as chair of the Tree Committee during its first decade of existence, and under whose leadership more than 70 trees were selected, planted and maintained in Wilton’s Town Center.

This year’s ceremony will take place Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. at the head of the new Canyon Trail of North Wilton, on the east side of Tito Ln., just off Millstone and Whipstick Roads. First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice will read a proclamation honoring Throckmorton as Tree Steward and attendees will witness the planting of a sugar maple at that location.

The event will take place rain or shine, and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. Pre-register via email.