Tree Planting Ceremony

By on May 22, 2018

Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony in Honor of Eileen Coyle

Every year in observance of Arbor Day, the Town of Greece plants a tree to both honor a member of the community and to promote the importance of trees for our environment. The Town of Greece has been named a Tree City USA every year since 1998.

This year the tree planting ceremony was held on April 26, 2018. This year’s tree was planted in memory of the late Eileen Coyle, founder and CEO of Monroe Ambulance. Many of Eileen’s family members, friends, and community members were present for the ceremony.

The tree chosen by Eileen’s family to be planted in her honor is the Eastern Red Bud Tree. This beautiful tree boasts clusters of tiny magenta buds that bloom into pink flowers in early spring. Heart-shaped leaves 2-6 inches in length emerge a reddish color, turning dark green in summer and then a bright canary yellow in autumn.

The Eastern Red Bud Tree was planted on the Greece Town Hall Campus near the Kids Canyon Playground. This location was chosen by Eileen’s family because they knew it held a special place in her heart, as she would often spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren in that area.

“Eileen was the founder and CEO of Monroe Ambulance and served in various leadership positions. She was very well-respected in her field and believed the best way to serve her customers was by providing well-trained professionals and the newest innovations in equipment. Everyone who had the honor of knowing Eileen knew that she had a zest for life and always made family her number one priority. She will be greatly missed in our community,” Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich said in his comments at the ceremony.

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Friends and family gathered to honor Eileen Coyle.

Friends and family gathered to honor Eileen Coyle.