April 30th, 2020
People of Greenfield - and beyond - showed up on April 30th to show exactly what community and humanity is about - coming together for a greater good.
Check out Trees of Highland Park walking tour!
Take a walking - or virtual - tour of diverse trees located in the 29-acre Highland Park, located off of Highland Avenue and Parkway. This approximately 1-mile loop is relatively easy, but wear sturdy shoes for some rocky terrain. To navigate, follow the numbered icons on this map and the corresponding signs on the trees. Please park in the gravel parking area near Highland Pond if arriving by car, and look for the first tour sign at the head of the trail to the left of the Highland Park portrait sign.
Take the tour - you'll be delighted you did.
GREENFIELD PLANTS TREES WITH FOREST SERVICE TREE GRANT!
Great news! An ambitious project to plant about 800 trees in Greenfield in the next few years is being supported by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. DPW's tree planting crew is working incredibly hard to meet the tree planting goals of the project and GTC continues to hold their neighborhood tree planting events to contribute to that goal. Since the grant award in 20218, just over 500 trees have been planted, in spite of COVID challenges. 2022 promises to be another busy tree planting year.
To request a shade tree for your front yard or tree belt, contact the Greenfield DPW at (413) 772-1528.
Greenfield Tree Committee lead a tree planting event at Newton School on October 2nd. Some students, their adults and other volunteers helped dig holes and plant 16 trees native trees that will provide shade for students while they play and learn. Next time you drive by Newton School, check out how great the trees look!
Watch for more events on our Facebook page.
NEWTON SCHOOL TREES PLANTED IN 2021!
Greenfield Public Trees: Taking Stock and Planting
for Our Future
--- Presented May 26 ---
Do you love trees? Do you ever wonder what kind of trees are growing along Greenfield streets, how many there are or what condition they are in? Have you wondered about all the new trees being planted around Greenfield?
Greenfield Tree Committee will answer these questions and more in this presentation, sharing findings of their 2020 public tree inventory, tree planting challenges and success stories. Hear about Greenfield’s current tree planting efforts and ideas about how you can join their tree planting movement to plant 1,000 trees by 2025 -- to add shade, beauty and habitat, and to combat climate change in our community.
Presented by Greenfield Tree Committee and co-hosted by Greening Greenfield
THANKS FOR HELPING MAKE THE SPRING 2021 TREE EVENT A SUCCESS!
Twenty five new trees are happily planted at Elm Terrace, thanks to the combined efforts of the Greenfield Housing Authority, Elm Terrace residents, Greenfield Tree Committee, and many volunteer workers. Maples, oaks, birches, and many other species of mostly native trees were planted and will someday provide shade, beauty, and greenery throughout that neighborhood. We are especially grateful to Gary Nault, head of Maintenance for GHA, and his crew, for digging the holes, watering, and generally assisting our volunteer planters.
THANK YOU! 2020's socially-distant tree planting at the Lunt ball fields was a huge success! Take a bike ride along Kenwood, Davis and Norwood, and see all the new trees.
In all, 27 trees were planted. Thank you to all the neighbors, families and community members who participated in a wonderful and energizing community event during the pandemic! And thanks to the Greenfield DPW for watering the first-year trees!
WANT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO BE NEXT?
Are you and your neighbors interested in working with us to plant trees on your street? Would you like to canvass your neighbors and ask them to sign up to receive a tree? If this sounds interesting, contact: email@example.com
Our 2019 volunteer tree planting was held on the south end of Birch Street and attracted lots of volunteers, including residents, town officials, DCR urban foresters and others. Thank you, volunteers, for making it a great event!
Looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Why not join the Greenfield Tree Committee?
We welcome all kinds of members....tree lovers...dirt diggers...website creators... naturalists and more.
Interested? Click on the contact tab above and send us a message to let us know you are interested!