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.
The tree planting at Emerson Wright Park, planned in conjunction with the South End C3 Initiative, has been postponed due to difficulty with obtaining necessary approvals to plant in the park. The planting will now take place in late August or early September.
La plantación de árboles en el Emerson Wright Park, planificada en conjunto con la Iniciativa C3 South End, se ha pospuesto debido a la dificultad con la obtención de las aprobaciones necesarias para la planta en el parque. La siembra ahora se llevará a cabo a finales de agosto o principios de septiembre.
During the month of July, ReGreen Springfield is conducting a Tree Identification Scavenger Hunt, which will provide an opportunity to win prizes. Trees in parks across the city have been flagged, with a ‘tree tag’ which provides information on the logistics of the event. The idea is to have residents travel to various parks and try to identify the genus and/or species of the trees that are flagged.
The flagged trees are a variety of species, and the first person to find each flag and correctly identify 10 trees will win a new tree, to be planted by ReGreen Springfield at the location of your choice. The first ten people to correctly identify 5 trees will receive a copy of “Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by their Leaves (Eastern US) (Nature Study Guides).” In order to submit your entry, just click the button below.
List of Tree Locations:
- Nathan Bill Park
- Marshall Roy Park
- Van Horn Park
- Calhoun Park
- Emily Bill Park
- Old First Church
- Merrick Park
- Winchester Square
- Blunt Park
- Brookings School Traffic Island at Walnut Street
- Gunn Square
- Sixteen Acres Library
- Wilbraham Road and Roosevelt Ave Traffic Island
- Roosevelt Ave and Island Pond Road Traffic Island
- Barrow’s Playground
- Forest Park – Near Duck Pond Parking Area
- Forest Park – Near arbors in vicinity of Dinosaur Tracks
On Saturday, June 27th, ReGreen Springfield will be partnering with with the South End C3 Initiative to plant new trees at Emerson Wright Park. We will be planting eighteen shade trees throughout the park. We encourage everyone to come out and volunteer to help with this community event. Help us achieve our goal of regreening the city … one tree at a time! Don’t worry if you have never planted a tree, this will be a great opportunity to learn how. Tools, gloves, and instruction will be provided. We will begin at 8:30 AM in the Park.
Este próximo sábado, el 27 de junio, REGREEN Springfield se ha asociado con la Iniciativa C3 South End para ofrecer una plantación de árboles en el Emerson Wright Park. Estaremos plantando dieciocho árboles de sombra por todo el parque. Animamos a todos a salir y voluntarios para ayudar con este evento de la comunidad. Ayúdenos a alcanzar nuestra meta de reverdecimiento de la ciudad … un árbol a la vez! No se preocupe si usted nunca ha plantado un árbol, esta será una gran oportunidad para aprender. Herramientas, guantes, y la instrucción será proporcionado.Comenzaremos a las 8:30 AM en el Parque.