Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, joined Queens Parks Department Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Paul Kerzner of Ridgewood Property Owners Association, Tom Newell, Vice President of Con Edison’s Brooklyn/Queens, Peter Cardilla of the Cardilla Senior Center, Principal David Bishop, teacher Audrey Glass, parents and the 2nd Grade students of PS 88 for Con Edison’s annual Tree Planting Ceremony and Arbor Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. PS 88 2nd Grade students learned about the importance of trees while learning how to plant a Ginko Tree on the corner of Catalpa Avenue and Fresh Pond Road.
Council Member Elizabeth Crowley (D-30, Queens) stated: “PS 88’s 2nd Grade class demonstrated a true passion and interest in learning about trees and ways to beautify our own community. Trees not only strengthen our neighborhoods, they trap carbon monoxide from cars and other everyday technology in order to reduce pollution. I commend PS 88 and Con Edison for continuing this important tradition year after year.”