Parts of Springfield have been selected as participants in a pilot program, being delivered by the MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the City of Springfield and Regreen Springfield, that will plant new shade trees on private property in an effort to reduce home energy use for heating and cooling.
Many types of trees are available, and will certainly make a big difference in the environmental quality and beauty of the neighborhood. Trees will be up to eight feet in height, which will help to make an immediate impact on your property.
This program is being offered to most homes in the Old Hill, Upper Hill and McKnight Neighborhoods, and will take place over the next several planting seasons. Why not take part in this program, which is offered at no cost to you. Let us take care of the hard work, and you can just relax and enjoy your new tree… and keep your house cooler, the air a bit cleaner and your neighborhood a bit healthier.
To see if you are eligible for one or more trees, please visit https://tinyurl.com/y8e8f2w4
On June 5th, over 40 volunteers from Berkshire Bank joined Regreen Springfield, the Behavioral Health Network, the City of Springfield Forestry Division and the North End C-3 Community Policing Initiative, joined forces to plant new shade and ornament trees at Gurdon Bill Park in Springfield. The work day was one of over 70 different projects that were completed on that day, as part of the Bank’s Extraordinary Day, which provided an opportunity for all of Berkshire Bank’s employees to assist in community engagement projects across the country. Also, as part of the day’s activities, two perennial gardens with over 200 plants installed in the Park.
To see more photos of the day’s events, please visit https://bit.ly/2Jk8Zf2
Beginning in April, Regreen Springfield will be offering two new programs for you to learn about trees and the green industry practice.Citizen Science Academy. Check out the details here…
Citizen Science Academy – Begins April 12, 2018. A free 10-week training program that will train you to collect and find data about the natural world around you, and link you with actual researchers doing work in Springfield. The free training course will be offered for ten weeks, and will include two sessions each week. Additionally, a field trip will let participants join in a real world research project taking place in Springfield.
To Register, or learn more, visit http://www.regreenspringfield.org/science
Green Skills Training Program – Begins April 4, 2018. This 10-week program will provide residents, students and others an opportunity to participate in a program of live, interactive instructional sessions that will deliver a comprehensive program of tree care education. Included in this program will be training and instruction on plant growth, tree selection, planting, pruning, tools, safety and maintenance.
To Register, or learn more, visit http://www.regreenspringfield.org/training