Poultney’s Main Street Tree Maintenance Project is Set to Start

In mid-winter 2022, Poultney’s Main Street trees will receive some much-needed maintenance and care from the experienced arborists at Limbwalker Tree Service based in Shelburne, VT.

In late 2021, The Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee (PDRC) retained the services of a professional arborist to fertilize all viable trees on Main Street and in front of Town Hall. This effort constituted Phase 1 of a multi-phase project PDRC envisions for the maintenance of Main Street’s trees. Early in 2022, PDRC received a $7,500 grant from the Hills and Hollows Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and will contribute additional funds for Phase 2 of the tree maintenance project. The goal of this Phase is to improve the appearance of Main Street and to protect the Town’s investment in Poultney’s street trees. The professional arborists will prune the 58 trees that line the length of Main Street for tree health and aesthetics and identify dead or dying trees for later removal and replacement in Phase 3 of this project. The contractor will also remove the brush that results from the pruning. This project is supported by a 2009 tree inventory from Limbwalker Tree Service and several site visits.

PDRC and the Town and Village of Poultney are grateful for the support from the Hills & Hollows Foundation in implementing this project and look forward to seeing a vibrant and healthy Main Street in 2022.

About PDRC: Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee is the downtown organization for the municipality, which, with guidance from the State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, supports “local efforts to restore historic buildings, improve housing, design walkable communities and encourage economic development.” More information on PDRC is available on their website at: https://poultneydowntown.com.

Contact: Chuck Colvin, PDRC President,
Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee (PDRC),
PO Box 175, Poultney, VT 05764.