Lake George Photo Selected for Arbor Day Poster
By Mirror Staff
Thursday, January 20, 2011
A photograph of Cleverdale’s autumn foliage has been selected as this year’s Arbor Day poster, New York State officials announced at the annual Arbor Day celebration, held this year on the lawn of the state capitol on April 30.
The photograph was taken by Stewart Sacklow, a retired public relations executive and a former summer resident of Takundewide.
“The photograph was taken on Boathouse Road and is of a scene that I looked forward to every year. Arbor Day could not have been expressed more beautifully than this fall day in Warren County,” said Sacklow, who lives in Niskayuna.
Sacklow added, “I can remember taking the photo, as I was trying to learn how to use an early digital camera which I had just received. Even at this low resolution the beauty of the scene is a standout. “
The poster was printed on a coated stock donated by Ticonderoga’s International Paper mill, from trees harvested from sustaintable-certified Adirondack forests, according to the state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets, a sponsor of the Arbor Day celebrations.
The annual Arbor Day celebration is designed to encourage New Yorkers of all ages to recognize the importance of trees and the impact they make on everyday life, organizers said.