Take a tour of Springfield’s neighborhoods to see some of the largest and most beautiful trees in the city.
Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the Greening the Gateway Cities Program and the Massachusetts Dept of Conservation and Recreation invite you to take some time to look around Springfield and experience a whole new world… just by looking up and around you… as you travel through the city’s neighborhoods.
“A heritage tree is typically a large, individual tree with unique value, which is considered irreplaceable.” Peter Coates, 2006
You can enjoy our online story map tour here
Download the Heritage Trees of the Museum District PDF here
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: email@example.com
For additional details you can visit: http://regreenspringfield.com/arboretumdashboard/
COME LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY COMMON TREES GROWING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
This winter, Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield Parks Department, in partnership with the Greening the Gateway Cities Program – Springfield, will be offering a special workshop on how to identify tree species growing in Springfield. You will gain skills that will have you an expert in no time.
Winter and summer methods for identification will be introduced during the interactive sessions. All materials, resource books and tools will be supplied free of charge.
For your convenience, the same program is being offered at three different neighborhood locations on tree different dates… the same single program will be delivered on each date, so choose one that works for you.
- January 22, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
1 Federal Street (across from STCC)
- February 12, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Greenleaf Community Center
1188 Parker Street, Springfield, MA
- February 26, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM
John Shea Education Center
at Forest Park Sumner AvenueEntrance
To learn more about the program, and to enroll in the free course, just visit www.regreenspringfield.org/tree-id.
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