Help us plant a greener Greenfield one tree at a time.
Greenfield Tree Committee is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Connecticut River Conservancy.
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Birch Street volunteer tree planting - success!
This spring's neighborhood tree planting took place on the section of Birch Street south of Norwood Street. We planted 24 trees, primarily on the public tree belt. After a thorough tree planting demo by urba 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 on Birch Street! And thanks to the DPW for their ongoing watering of 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:
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!
Photo: Susan Farber
Photo: Susan Farber
Great news! An ambitious project to plant about 800 trees in Greenfield over the next three years is being supported by a new grant from the U.S. Forest Service. Read this press release to find out more!
To request a shade tree, visit this website or contact the Greenfield DPW at (413) 772-1528.
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, as well as to receive help planting and caring for our young trees!
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. Many thanks to Kurt Richardson, landscape teacher the FCTS, and David Detmold, Montague Tree Committee member, for their vision, and for partnering with the Greenfield Tree Committee. More info:
Oak Courts 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 is 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 will plant over 30 trees with the help of the community and will also assess some of the primary challenges to planting more trees in Greenfield. More info: