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Red Oak Planted in Aspen Park in Honor of John Auerbacher

Tree Group Best copyMembers of the CAC gathered to honor John AuerbacherA red oak tree and plaque were installed in Aspen Park on October 7, 2021 in memory of Conservation Advisory Council member John Auerbacher who passed away last year. The tree and plaque were funded by a gift of $730.82 by the Conservation Advisory Council.

A Village resolution accepting the gift says, “In recognition of John’s durable conservation legacy, his tireless efforts to collaborate with others in support of the environmental, public health, and overall quality of life needs of current and future generations of Scarsdalians, a plaque will be placed at the base of the Red Oak, featuring the inscription, “In Memory of John Auerbacher, Scarsdale Conservation Advisory Council Member, Nature’s advocate who led by example, showing us how to be kind to the Earth”

Jennet and tree copyJennet Auerbacher and the new red oak.It continues, “The Red Oak, Quercus rubra, is distinguished from other trees by its broad trunk, similar in many ways to John’s broad shoulders, which carried the weight of our obligations to future generations, its large branches, suggesting John’s collaborative spirt and efforts to reach out to others, and its impressive stature, reflecting the CAC’s admiration and respect for John as an individual, friend, and colleague.”

Michelle Sterling from the Conservation Advisory Council said, “John was a terrific CAC member, a great lover of nature, and just a remarkable person. Our hope is that this tree grows and provides shade and comfort to children and families in the park for generations. We feel John would be happy to know that he is still giving to the community in a positive and loving way. That was John.”

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