Regreening Forest Park

Forest Park Arboretum Grill and Chill, June 24th, 2019

The Forest Park Arboretum was initially started in 2017, and since has grown into a catalog of 300 trees with 90 of those trees tagged. As efforts continue, we strive to get all 300 cataloged trees tagged by the end of this summer, but we need your help!

Come to our 2019 Arboretum Grill and Chill, at Forest Park rose garden, to discuss our Arboretum goals for 2019 and plan our work for the season. Your attendance will help ensure we continue achieving our goals for 2019.

Join us June 24th, at 6:00 PM at the rose garden in Forest Park for food, refreshments, and lively conversation with other Arboretum enthusiasts!

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For more information, visit www.regreenspringfield.org/arboretumdashboard

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Heritage Trees of the Museum District

pictureTake a tour of Springfield’s neighborhoods to see some of the largest and most beautiful trees in the city.

Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the Greening the Gateway Cities Program and the Massachusetts Dept of Conservation and Recreation invite you to take some time to look around Springfield and experience a whole new world… just by looking up and around you… as you travel through the city’s neighborhoods.

“A heritage tree is typically a large, individual tree with unique value, which is considered irreplaceable.” Peter Coates, 2006

You can enjoy our online story map tour here

Download the Heritage Trees of the Museum District PDF here

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Forest Park Arboretum Project

ReGreen Springfield, aided with a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, have begun an initiative to bring a nationally recognized arboretum to Forest Park with the goal of educating residents of Springfield about the trees they have been passing by for years without second thought. Hopefully the arboretum will encourage a conscious engagement between people and trees.

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So far, we have 300 trees cataloged in an interactive database, which is not yet live, with 90 of the trees already tagged. Our goal is to have all 300 of the cataloged trees tagged by October 2019, and a further 200 trees tagged by the same time next year, totaling 500 trees by August 2020.

Our final goal with this project is to make the Forest Park Arboretum a world-class institution with 1,500 trees, community volunteering plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal due to the limited resources and funding of our non-profit.

 

“Our mission is to nurture the arboretum into a regional environmental learning center”

 

If you would like to volunteer some of your time to be involved with what would be the fourth nationally recognized arboretum in Western Massachusetts, please email us at:  info@regreenspringfield.org

For additional details you can visit:  http://regreenspringfield.com/arboretumdashboard/

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