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
OUR SPRING 2021 TREE PLANTING WAS 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.
GTC has plans for other planting initiatives in 2021, so stay tuned! We’ll have lots of opportunities for increasing the canopy throughout Greenfield!
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:
Photo: Susan Farber
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: Edie Heinemann
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.
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!