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 is 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.
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.
To learn more about us, visit Contacts using the link at the top menubar. To assist in the Regreen Springfield effort, please click the button below to learn how you can volunteer.
On Saturday, November 23rd volunteers gathered at the intersection of Allen St. and Bicentennial Highway in Springfield’s East Forest Park neighborhood. The Springfield Garden Club graciously donated 17 new trees to be planted at the new green space adjacent to the intersection. Volunteers from Springfield high schools, UMass Amherst, The Federated Garden Club, The Springfield Garden Club, The Springfield Forestry Division and ReGreen Springfield worked to transform the green space into a beautiful grove of trees. This event is a great example of what ReGreen can accomplish by collaborating with other local organizations. Please drive by and check out our hard work!
The 2013 Regreen Springfield Photo Contest has just concluded, and the best of the images of trees growing in Springfield have been posted online.
This year’s Grand Prize photo was submitted by Kyle Richmond-Crosset, who took a black & white image of a tree growing in a community garden on Hancock Street in the Six Corners neighborhood of Springfield. Kyle will receive a new ornamental tree next spring, to be planted in the location of his choice.
The Second Place photo was submitted by Cindy Van Wart. The Third Place image was taken by Katie Premont.
To view the finalist’s photos, please visit http://regreenspringfield.com/2013-photo-winners/
In January and February 2014, Regreen Springfield, in partnership with the City of Springfield and TD Bank, will be offering two educational workshops for community residents who are interested in helping keep their neighborhoods a bit greener. In addition, workshop attendees, who compete both sessions will be awarded the “Regreen Orchard Tender” certification, which will enable them to assist in the care of Appleseed and Berkshire Orchards, and be supplied with a certificate of completion and a pair of hand pruners to keep.
Training sessions will be conducted on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College, and will be approximately 3 hours each. All materials, books and tools will be supplied free of charge.
Session #1 – January 23, 2014 – Tree Growth, Planting and Maintenance
Session #2 – February 13, 2014 – Orchard Care, Maintenance and Pruning
Participants that attend both training sessions will receive the Orchard Tender certification and complementary pruners.