Branch Out Burlington! donates tree in memory of Richard Tom

Branch Out Burlington! donated a tree that was planted in Hinesburg in the memory of Richard Tom. The tree was planted at the corner of Silver Street and Route 116, by Andrea Morgante, local landscaper and member of the Hinesburg selectboard and John Williams, vice-president of Green Mountain Bicycle Club and friend of Richard’s.

On April 26th Richard Tom was tragically killed by a car as he rode his bicycle near his home in Hinesburg. Richard was an avid cyclist and was well-known by members of the biking community. Tom worked at Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness in South Burlington for more than 10 years, and he most recently worked at VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. Tom rode his bicycle around the world, working at one point in France. Many said he lived to ride his bicycle and he was a generous and compassionate friend.

 

Spring is nearly here!

Soon we will all be planting trees, including the Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department along Burlington’s streets. Each spring Branch Out Burlington! offers a Tree Keeper Training for anyone who cares about trees. The training session is led by the most experienced urban forester in Vermont—Warren Spinner, Burlington’s city arborist.