Rhode Island's Masonic Youth Center Gets a Facelift

March 31, 2019. Warwick, RI.  By: Bruce Duffy, TCC Chair. 
On March 31, 2019, four tree companies and twenty-two volunteers descended upon the Masonic Youth Center in Warwick, Rhode Island.  The perfect spring day provided the perfect backdrop as they proceeded to provide more than $16,000 in free tree work.  They prepared the site for the June 1, 2019, New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture Tree Climbing Championship where 36 of New England's top climbers will compete for the title of best New England Climber and move onto the International Championship in Knoxville, Tennesee. 

2019 Work Day VolunteersOn behalf of the New England Tree Climbing Championship Committee, I would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out to help prepare the trees for this year’s climbing competition.   This is a huge commitment from all our volunteers to make this a successful day. Without their continued support on many levels, this event wouldn’t be what it is today.

The morning started off with a brief introduction on what our objectives were and what we wanted to accomplish for the day. Coffee and donuts, as well as lunch, were provided to all the volunteers. It was a great day overall.   The following Companies and individual volunteers helped with the work day:

Bartlett Tree Experts, Equipment: Bucket truck. Volunteers: Richard Herfurth, Nick Jackson, Kat Cummins, and Zack Lablanc.

Henriks Tree Service, Equipment: Bucket truck, mini track machine, chip truck, and chipper. Volunteers: Henrik Donlaevy, and Cameron Martins

TF Morra Tree Care, Equipment: Bucket truck, chip truck and chipper and a spider lift. Volunteers: Tom Morra, Milsson Carias, Ian Donaghy, Jorge Carias, and Georgie Carias

Davey Tree, Volunteers: Kyle Wilczek, Kyle Botelho, Rob Thoren Jr., Matt Cabral, and Rodger Charrette.

Kong, Volunteers: Kenny Brodin

National Grid, Volunteers: Chris Rooney and Jack Rooney

Masonic Youth Center, Volunteers: Jim Stringfellow and John Fitz Simon.

Once again I would like to thank you all for your hard day of work and hope to see you all June 1, 2019. For detailed event information, visit our website: www.newenglandisa.org