In 1998, Carolyn MacLellan founded the “Greening of Greenfield,” which was renamed in 2008 as the “Greenfield Tree Committee.” In 1999, with funds from the state, Greenfield put in a new downtown streetscape. In 2002, under Carolyn MacLellan’s leadership, Greenfield became designated as a “Tree City” by the Arbor Day Foundation, a distinction that it has been renewed each year since that time.
The Greenfield Tree Committee is a non-profit, volunteer group of concerned citizens, operating under our umbrella organization, the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC). Our purpose is to promote a strong and resilient urban forest in the City of Greenfield by facilitating the planting of trees along public ways and by educating the public on the value of trees and the need for their care and maintenance. As a citizen committee, we raise funds and work closely with the Greenfield Department of Public Works in an advisory and supportive capacity.
We welcome citizens interested in trees to join our Committee. We meet once a month. While expertise in a number of areas is welcome, none is necessary.