Members of the Huntington Town Board visited the Old Burial
Ground in Huntington Village last week to inspect a tree removal and pruning
program launched as part of a revitalization and restoration of the historic
site. As a community service project, the KeySpan Corporation donated the use of
a tree crew to assist Town workers.
Last fall, Conrad Decker, a certified arborist, donated his
professional services and inspected all trees in the Burial Ground. Mr. Decker
made recommendations on what trees should be removed and pruned. Once the tree
work is completed, Town Historian Robert Hughes (second from left) will begin to
survey all stone markers in the site. The project also calls for the restoration
of stones, new fencing and lighting.
Taking a break during the tour are (from left) Rex Metcalf,
member, Huntington Historic Preservation Commission; Mr. Hughes; Councilwoman
Susan A. Berland; Councilman Mark Cuthbertson; Vincent Frigeria, Government
Relations, KeySpan; Councilwoman Marlene L. Budd; and Supervisor Frank P.