Arbor Day and Earth Day are both celebrated in the Spring; a time for rebirth and renewal. In commemoration of these two special days, The Osborn community in Rye will be holding and Arbor Day event. The "Love of Trees" will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00pm. The event will feature a guided tee walk around The Osborn campus led by Siobhan Prout, Michael Penziner and A.J. Johnson, who are representatives of The Rye Nature Center and George Berlstein, and Osborn resident who has catalogued the many tree varieties on the Osborn campus. The Osborn has held tree walks on the campus in association with the Rye Nature Center for more than 10 years.
Residents will be welcomed by The Osborn President and CEO Matthew G. Anderson, who will outline the evolution of the Osborn campus over the pas 100 years and reference its historical and natural beauty. "The 56-acre Osborn campus is enriched by the many types of mature trees. Adding new trees is a way of ensuring this cycle continues for years to come," he stated. As many know, trees, have a finite lifecycle. Since The Osborn is more than 110 years old, it is important to have a replacement plan in place so that the landscape continues to thrive through these cycles.
"our goal is to plant new trees on an ongoing basis in anticipation of losing older ones that die from age, wind damage or snow load. This Arbor Day celebration event demonstrates this commitment," Anderson added.
According to A.D. Johnson, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Rye Nature Center, "Events like this one at The Osborn remind us of our responsibility to stweard the land and ensure beautiful plantings are available for us today and those who follow in the future."
The Osborn has a rich history when it comes to tree plantings. When the community opened in 1908, one of the founders, John Sterling, made sure the trees on the campus would be impressive and that one variety of each species be planted. At the time of the opening of The Osborn, Mr. Sterling noted there were 2,258 trees on the campus. Today, this stewardship continues. As part of the ceremony, a linden tree will be planted to mark the beginning of The Osborn Foundation's new "For the Love of Trees" fundraising campaign, which will raise money for future tree plantings and stewardship of The Osborn campus landscape. For more information, please contact the Osborn Foundation at (914) 925-8372.
The Osborn is a private, non-profit, continuum of care community, founded in 1908 and based in Rye, New York. It offers Independents Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, a Five-Star Skilled Nursing Facility, as well as In- and Outpatient Rehabilitation care. In addition to residential and healthcare services on its 56-acre campus, the organization provides home care in Westchester and Fairfield Counties through Osborn Home Care. The Osborn is accredited by CARF and has an A- from Fitch. Individuals and families interested in learning more about The Osborn are invited to call 888-9-OSBORN or visit www.theosborn.org. For Osborn Home Care, call (914) 925-8221 (Westchester County), (203) 641-7683 (Fairfield County), or visit www.osbornhomecare.org.