The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, through their Tornado Relief Fund, donated funds to plant large trees in Springfield’s East Forest Park Neighborhood, which was had hit during the June 2011 storm. Over 2o volunteers from the Springfield Arbor Allies and Regreen Springfield worked to plant 12 Crabapple trees on South Branch Parkway. Additionally, White Pine seedlings were planted along sloping parkland that borders the roadway and Lake Massasoit.
A brief ceremony, commemorating the donation was held prior to the event, and included remarks by Suzanne Reed, Springfield Garden Club, who coordinated the Federation’s Tornado Relief fundraising effort. Additionally, State Senator Gail Canderas and State Representative Angelo Puppolo delivered best wished to those in attendance.
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