JOIN OUR MAY 1ST NEIGHBORHOOD TREE PLANTING EVENT!

This spring's first covid-safe neighborhood tree planting event will be held on May 1st from 8:30 to noon at Elm Terrace in Greenfield. Mark your calendar!

We will gather 8:30 to have a short tree planting demo and will fan out in small, covid-safe teams to plant 25 trees around the neighborhood. Wear a mask please. Bring work gloves and a shovel if you have them. All levels of participation welcome.

Many hands make light work! Can't be there at 8:30? Drop in anytime between 8:30 and noon and pitch in as long as you are able. All participants receive a "tree hero" button.

Many thanks to Kostanski Funeral Home
who has donated over $13,000 in honor of the families they serve to the City of Greenfield for the purchase and planting of public trees.

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: greenfieldtreecommittee@yahoo.com

Photo: Edie Heinemann

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!

Photo: Susan Farber

GREENFIELD RECEIVES TREE GRANT!

Great news! An ambitious project to plant about 800 trees in Greenfield in the next few years is being supported by a new grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The 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. About 285 trees were planted in 2019 and 2020, in spite of COVID challenges. 2021 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.

Photo: Susan Farber

OAK COURT YOUTH ARE GREAT!

Youth at Oak Courts in Greenfield showed up to help plant sixteen beautiful trees - mostly native species - in June 2016. The tree planting locations were chosen with the help of several youth who attended an info session and talked about where they thought trees should be planted.

 

The planting project was part of a larger project between the Greenfield Tree Committee and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. Funded by a DCR Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant, the project planted over 30 trees with the help of the community and assessed some of the primary challenges to planting more trees in Greenfield. 

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! 

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