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Chester Community Unites in First Arbor Day Salute, Tribute to Long-time Postmaster Jack Deshler

Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R), in cooperation with Chester’s Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), Town of Chester, Village of Chester and Chester Fire District, Thursday, marked Arbor Day (today) by providing a program featuring seedlings and planting tips to the community.

The event, the first-ever Arbor Day observance in Chester, celebrated the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees.

In addition, a memorial tree was planted as a living tribute to long-time Chester Postmaster and resident, public servant and community volunteer, Jack Deshler. The memorial tree donation was provided by Wickes/arborist a Davey Company.

About O&R

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange and Rockland Utilities) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 140,000 customers in New York.