The proposed sidewalk plan shows 18 trees lining Main Street in the hamlet. Street trees make a commercial district feel welcoming and picturesque, but their function is not just to be pretty. Trees provide shade, absorb water to remediate run-off into our streams, and help to slow down traffic––the canopy gives the sense of a tighter space and encourages slower traffic. A contribution can help create a great hamlet. Please make checks payable to Town of Gardiner and mail to PO Box 1, Gardiner, NY 12525. Any amount is fine but with your $500 contribution, a permanent plaque will be placed on a tree in your honor.