On both sides of the 200 block of Washington Street around the library and Paddock Mansion
Began in 2003 and ongoing
The Downtown Arboretum was developed by the City’s Street Tree Advisory Board as a way to show residents and visitors the unique variety of tree species that are located within the 200 Block of Washington Street. Over 30 different varieties and species of trees have been identified in this area.
The arboretum promotes increased appreciation of city trees and serves as an educational resource for school children, community groups and residents.
(Edited from: https://www.watertown-ny.gov/index.asp?NID=284)
For an article by Smart Cities Dive about the value of trees in an urban setting go to: https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/why-we-need-trees-our-cities/1100050/