Welcome to Regreen Springfield!
Through our tree advocacy efforts, ReGreen Springfield has collaborated with businesses, community organizations, educational partners and government agencies to promote the reforestation of Springfield, improve growing conditions for trees and engage new allies in tree care and monitoring.
ReGreen Springfield realizes that strength of our city in found in the neighborhoods. With that as the foundation for our work, we have embarked on an effort to partner with civic associations, religious institutions, businesses and other advocacy groups to assist in helping to ‘regreen’ the city.
A few of the thngs that ReGreen Springfield is doing to ensure that urban forest of the city is enjoyed by generations into the future include the following:
- Planning for greening
- Planting new trees
- Maintenance of newly planted trees
- Engaging ‘citizen scientists’
- Developing strategic master plans
Last summer, we were able to plant 1,040 new trees across the tornado zone of Springfield in an effort to regreen the city and to help reduce energy use by individual homeowners. Please join Regreen Springfield in this reforestation effort by planting a tree in your own yard, helping to plant trees along our streets and in our parks, or donate your time or funds to neighborhood regreening efforts. With your help, Springfield’s urban forest will be restored… one tree at a time.
Join a neighborhood planting event on Earth Day, April, 22, 2021 in the Mason Square Neighborhood. New trees, a pollinator garden and information on how you can help fight climate change, right in your own hometown. Please plan to attend, and spend some celebrating Earth Day 2021. The day’s events kick off at 10:00 AM and continue all day.
Bring your friends and family to Adams Park, 376 Wilbraham Road. Planting kicks off at 11:00 AM. You can help plant a tree or a pollinator garden, which will help make the neighborhood a bit greener and more sustainable.
This is a COVID-19 Awareness event, with all CDC and MA Department of Public Health protocols for public events. Masks and social distancing required to participate in the event.
Please plan to join in the celebration if you can!
JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ACTION SESSION ON APRIL 14TH
‘Air Quality Monitoring and Trees for Springfield’
- A Virtual Community Planning and Action Discussion
- Open to All Ages and Interests
- Residents From All Neighborhoods Invited
April 14, 2021 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live
During the session you help to place a collection of air-quality monitors across the city, in order to better understand how air pollution impacts public health. You can help us decide where to place those monitors! Also, you will learn about opportunities to help plant new trees in neighborhoods across the city this Spring in order to help address climate change, right in your own neighborhood.
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You are invited to an informational workshop that introduces the basics of tree biology, structure and pruning, which also includes instruction on how to prune newly established trees. There will be an opportunity to participate virtually or in-person, depending on your preference. This workshop is sponsored by ReGreen Springfield, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the City of Springfield Forestry Division, and will include field exercises along Springfield streets, where you can actually practice pruning techniques that will be introduced in the classroom portion of the workshop.
There is no charge to participate in this practical program, and you don’t need a green thumb to be part of the fun. You will learn new skills and practical techniques that you can use on your own property, or as part of a community volunteer tree pruning effort, that will kick off during the Fall, 2021 in Springfield.
To learn more, visit http://regreenspringfield.org/pruningworkshop/