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, education and citizen science.  We realize that the strength of our city is found in the neighborhoods. With this as the foundation for our work, we have embarked on an effort to ‘regreen’ the city… one tree at at time.

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.

Olmsted 200: Informational Walk in Forest Park, May 11th, 5:30 PM

Join ReGreen Springfield, the City of Springfield, the Springfield Museums, and the Greening the Gateway Cities Program for an informational walk in Springfield’s Forest Park, where you will learn about the contributions of Frederick Law Olmsted to the public landscapes of Springfield and beyond.

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and founder of American landscape architecture. His vision of public parks for all people – and their ability to strengthen communities and promote public well-being – are now more important than ever.

The walk begins at the Main Entrance to Forest Park at Summer Avenue. Please park in the tennis court parking lot. The park entry fee, and parking charge, are waived for this event, thanks to the Springfield Park Commission.

Wednesday, May 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

For more details, visit https://springfieldmuseums.org/program/olmsted-200-informational-walk-forest-park/

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Purchasing a Watering Bag Supports Regreening Efforts

BUY AN IRRIGATION BAG… HELP YOUR TREE and REGREEN SPRINGFIELD

If you would like to purchase a Vensovo 20-gallon slow-release watering bag for your tree(s), you can buy them from Regreen Springfield. The profits from sales of the bags will help fund the planting of additional trees across the city.

Your investment in your own tree, through the purchase of a Vensovo watering bag, will pay dividends in two ways: 1) your tree will be watered properly and 2) your purchase helps support new tree plantings by Regreen Springfield in neighborhoods across the city.

20 Gallon Gatorbags are $26.00 each. Remember, the bags can be zipped together to provide watering to larger caliper trees. This is particularly useful during the driest summer months, when even mature trees need supplemental watering, during dry periods.

 To ORDER YOUR IRRIGATION BAG(S) please visit https://forms.gle/sjJUq1Nv2DzqYwjq5

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Poor Brook Project Update – March 2022

ReGreen Springfield has been working on a community-based restoration and educational program in the Poor Brook Watershed in Springfield.  An update on work completed to date has been released.  To view the report, please Click Here.

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