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 in 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.

A few of the thngs that ReGreen Springfield is doing to ensure that urban forest of the city is enjoyed by generations into the future include the following:

  • Planning for greening
  • Planting new trees
  • Maintenance of newly planted trees
  • Engaging ‘citizen scientists’
  • Developing strategic master plans

Last summer, we were able to plant 1,040 new trees across the tornado zone of Springfield in an effort to regreen the city and to help reduce energy use by individual homeowners.  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.

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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