Not sure yet if Cary Africk is throwing his hat into the 2008 mayoral race, but if he does, we’ve got his slogan. “Save a tree, vote Cary” and “No free tree left unplanted.”
Campaign promise: “A tree on every street.” We can even sell him some leafy hats cheap.
From the Montclair Times…
Cary Africk is troubled that Montclair will not be receiving as much as $240,000 worth of free trees from the New Jersey Tree Foundation.
Africk, who is a member of the Montclair Environmental Commission√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Shade Tree Subcommittee, contends that municipal officials ignored an offer for up to 75 complimentary trees.
√¢‚Ç¨≈ìThe municipality is turning down very high-quality, no-cost trees with planting labor and it√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s just plain silly,√¢‚Ç¨¬ù Africk said. √¢‚Ç¨≈ìOther towns around us including Glen Ridge, and Essex County, have jumped on the offer.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù
Africk is interested in the Tree Foundation√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìGreen Streets Cool Schools√¢‚Ç¨¬ù program, which involves planting trees along streets and at schools within the Lower Passaic and Author Kill Watersheds.