Regreening Upper Hill

Heritage Tree Tours of Springfield

pictureTake 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, as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is a tree that:

  • Measures more than 32 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH) or 100.45 inches in circumference
    or
  • Has a documented cultural and/or historical significance.

Heritage Tree Tours for the following neighborhoods are now available online.  Click on the neighborhood below to take a look. The following neighborhood tours are available:

Museum District –  Click Here
McKnight, Upper Hill, and Old Hill – Click Here
Court Square District – Click Here

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Fall Foliage Tree Celebration at Gunn Square

squareBlock Party in the Square (Gunn Square, Springfield, MA)

Join us for a free old fashioned barbecue, entertainment and giveaways for the whole family! Have some fun and engage in your community!
Hosted by Regreen Springfield and Greening the Gateway Cities Springfield, this neighborhood event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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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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