ReGreen Springfield, aided with a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, have begun an initiative to bring a nationally recognized arboretum to Forest Park with the goal of educating residents of Springfield about the trees they have been passing by for years without second thought. Hopefully the arboretum will encourage a conscious engagement between people and trees.
So far, we have 300 trees cataloged in an interactive database, which is not yet live, with 90 of the trees already tagged. Our goal is to have all 300 of the cataloged trees tagged by October 2019, and a further 200 trees tagged by the same time next year, totaling 500 trees by August 2020.
Our final goal with this project is to make the Forest Park Arboretum a world-class institution with 1,500 trees, community volunteering plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal due to the limited resources and funding of our non-profit.
“Our mission is to nurture the arboretum into a regional environmental learning center”
If you would like to volunteer some of your time to be involved with what would be the fourth nationally recognized arboretum in Western Massachusetts, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional details you can visit: http://regreenspringfield.com/arboretumdashboard/