Flowering Tree and Shrub Pruning Training
The first of our two opportunities to learn about pruning flowering trees and shrubs was at Dodge Park on Saturday, June 16th and it was a great group of people with varying levels of skill and a wide variety of reasons for coming to learn. It was a great workshop and I'm looking forward to the next.
Our second opportunity to learn is next week at Tower Hill, on Wednesday, June 27th, from 10am-Noon. If you want to learn the do it yourself skills you need to properly care for your flowering trees and shrubs this training will equip you with the essential skills.
Registration is required and the registration links can be found on our Upcoming Events Page.
Calling for Planting Projects
As we continue our work to grow the urban and community forest in Worcester and beyond we are looking for planting projects that will have benefits for communities and neighborhoods. Whether it's neighborhood street tree planting, improving and island/median, planting in a park, or revitalizing an abandoned space, we are inviting groups to propose planting projects to us.
A great example of the kinds of projects we're looking for is one we did in Boylston this spring. Most of the trees in a neighborhood median had died leaving the residents with no virtually no street trees. A neighbor reached out to us asking for six trees and worked with the town to get the planting approved. Another neighbor came to pick up the trees and brought them to the planting site. Then, the organizer's family came out to help plant and are now caring for the trees.
Project proposals can be submitted through a form we've created specifically for this purpose. This proposal will make us aware of your interest, give us an idea of what your project entails, and who to reach out to for more information.
Congressman Jim McGovern
Tim Murray; President/CEO, Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce
State Representative Jim O'Day
Senate President Harriette Chandler
Grace Elton, CEO, Tower Hill Botanic Garden
School Committee Member Jack Foley
State Senator Michael Moore
Paul Moosey, Commissioner, Dept. of Public Works, Worcester
Selectman Ken O'Brien
Selectman Chris Rucho
City Councilor Matthew Wally