The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts provided funding for the planting of new shade trees along Central Street, between Main and Maple Streets, in an effort to help restore the tree canopy destroyed by the June 2011 Tornado. Since the storm event, The Garden Club Federation has donated funding to plant over 70 new trees in Springfield. Regreen Springfield is enormously grateful to the kind generosity of the Federation, which represents garden clubs across the state.
On Saturday, June 13th, new columnar English Oak trees were planted, utilizing volunteers from Cathedral High School, as well as staff from the City of Springfield Forestry Division. The new trees are intended to provide cooling shade to the residential row houses on Central Street, while adding to the aesthetic and environmental quality of the neighborhood.