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.
The first of two Tree Care Workshops was held at Springfield Technical Community College, on January 23, 2014. Thirty-eight attendees participated in this session, which introduced urban forest concepts to the audience, as well as planting, pruning and tree growth components. The three-hour session is part of an effort to enlist and train volunteer ‘Orchard Tenders’, who will help to care for the two newly established fruit tree orchards in the city. For more information on how you can join this effort, please Click Here.
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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/