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THINKING GREEN

Tree planting makes Schenectady a bit greener

Jeff Kehoe, left, Mike Reynolds, center left, both of Rotterdam, Betsy Henry, center right, and Gary Richards, both of Schenectady, plant a tree in front of a home on Schuyler Street in Mont Pleasant on Saturday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jeff Kehoe, left, Mike Reynolds, center left, both of Rotterdam, Betsy Henry, center right, and Gary Richards, both of Schenectady, plant a tree in front of a home on Schuyler Street in Mont Pleasant on Saturday.
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Alexandra Weisse and her boyfriend, Dan Pallies, were told to dig Saturday. That, along with some very basic instructions, was all they needed to hear. “We were instructed of the diameter and depth of the hole,” said Weisse, 23, of Schenectady, as the two surrounded the roots of a 10-year-old sugar maple with soil, filling in the hole they had just dug along a grassy bank on Norwood Avenue. “It’s very satisfying work, to do ...

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