JOIN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TREE PLANTING EVENTS!

GTC hosts one neighborhood tree planting each year. 2019's  event took place on Birch Street. After a tree planting demo by urban foresters from MA DCR, volunteers teamed up and fanned out to plant trees. Thank you to all who participated in a wonderful and energizing community event! 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: info@greenfieldtreecommittee.org

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

Update:

The volunteer tree planting event for 2020 will be held on the perimeter of Lunt Field in the fall. More info to follow.

Photo: Susan Farber

GREENFIELD RECEIVES TREE GRANT!

Great news! An ambitious project to plant about 800 trees in Greenfield over three years is being supported by a new grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The DPW's tree planting crew worked incredibly hard in 2019 to meet the tree planting goals of the project, and GTC held their neighborhood tree planting event. Over 200 trees were planted in 2019, and 2020 promises to be another busy tree planting year, though COVID19 will likely impact the planting timeline and capacity.

To request a shade tree for your front yard or tree belt, contact the Greenfield DPW at (413) 772-1528.

Photo: Susan Farber

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! 

TREE NURSERY GROWS AT FRANKLIN COUNTY TECH SCHOOL!

Our dream of a Tree Nursery became reality in March 2017! Our new Tree Nursery is located at the Franklin County Technical School (FCTS). The nursery is a win-win situation for those involved. Students learn about working in a nursery as well as growing, planting, and caring for trees, and the Greenfield and Montague Tree Committees and their towns can purchase affordable trees. This will enable us to increase the number of trees we plant each year.

 

Our vision and collaboration resulted in a five-year grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to help get the nursery started. After that time, sales of trees from the nursery will make the nursery self-sustaining. More info: nhazard@worldsustain.net

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. 

Created 2016 by Mary Chicoine, Greenfield Tree Committee. Created with Wix.com