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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Pittsfield Celebrates Arbor Day

Jim McGrath leads the Arbor Day celebrations at Pitt Park
Lucas Willard WAMC

Members of the Pittsfield community gathered to celebrate Arbor Day at Pitt Park. The park was founded 100 years ago, one of the city’s first parks.

The public gathered in the park under the branches of an Eastern Cottonwood tree that Jim McGrath, Parks and Open Spaces Director for the City of Pittsfield, said was here before the city was founded. It is at least 300 years old.

"We're pleased that we can celebrate this grand champion on Arbor Day," said McGrath.

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