Point Lookout, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.

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Early Beautification Efforts

In the 1960's trees were a rare commodity in Point Lookout --there was lots of sand and sun but little shade. A Committee of the Association, under the leadership of its president Tom Dowling, envisioned the transformation of these exposed streets into beautifully shaded lanes. Aided by the Boy Scouts under Ludwig Meyer, a tree planting program was launched. For twenty-five dollars residents purchased sycamores supplied by Atlantic Nurseries in Freeport. Frank Quinto cut holes (no charge!) in the sidewalks.The Boy Scouts and some able -bodied volunteers did the planting.

Most of those trees have survived and now deliver welcome shade and a touch of green to our streets.