Forest Park Arboretum Project

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.

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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:  info@regreenspringfield.org

For additional details you can visit:  http://regreenspringfield.com/arboretumdashboard/

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Tree Identification Workshops – Winter & Summer Tips

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
    Regreen Springfield
    1 Federal Street (across from STCC)
    Springfield, MA
  • 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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Neighborhood Greening Workshops

COME LEARN & EXPLORE THE BASICS OF TREE CARE AND LANDSCAPING

IMG_0062 2Beginning November 15th, ReGreen Springfield will be offering a FREE 5-SESSION TRAINING PROGRAM which will feature hands-on instruction on making neighborhood greenspace, private properties and other open space more sustainable by proper landscaping. Included in this instruction will be training and instruction on simple techniques that you can learn that will help you get a job in the landscape trade, will provide you will valuable experience and make you more aware of what it takes to be a landscape professional. The free training course will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and one Saturday for 3 weeks, starting on November 15th.

THERE IS NO CHARGE to participate in this program, and all training materials, tools, transportation fees, safety equipment and exam feeswill be provided to you. Training session will be held at the STCC Business Growth Center, One Federal Street, right across from the main entrance to STCC.

To learn more about the program, and to enroll in the free course, just visit www.regreenspringfield.org/training.

BEGINS NOVEMBER 15th, 2018, 4:00-6:30 PM
One Federal Street, Building 102, 3rd Floor Classroom
Program Dates: November 15, 29, December 6, 8, 13

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