Worcester Tree Initiative:
Trees Continue to be Lost to Asian Longhorned Beetle
Though incredible progress has been made in the battle against Asian Longhorned Beetle new infestations continue to be found each year. Each time these infested trees are found another tree needs to be replanted in its place. With more trees being removed each year the work of replanting continues to be important and we hope we can continue to count on your support for our work to ensure every tree gets replaced.
Tree Pruning Update
At the beginning of this pruning season Worcester Tree Initiative set a goal for ourselves; we wanted to prune 300 trees between December and the end of March. Well, with our most recent Tree Pruning Outings in the books the season is half over, and we thought, we should give everyone a little progress report to see how we’re doing.
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Introducing The Claremont Green Team
Worcester Tree Initiative loves being at the intersection of built environments and open, natural spaces. It is with this in mind that we have been working with a group of young people at Claremont Academy, forming a new club called the Claremont Green Team. This group of young, enthusiastic, environmentally minded students meet twice a month to learn about various topics in sustainability, often related to trees but also other topics, and then learning what they can do to be part of a solution.
Tree of the Week: Subalpine Fir
This month’s theme is cold weather campions. Today we’re covering the Subalpine fir, a slender conifer found in the western United States and Canada. It is native to fairly high elevation, cool, moist sites from the southern Rockies to northwestern Canada, including Utah. The tree has a very distinctive crown that is slender due to its short stiff branches. These trees look like minarets poking above the forest, growing up to 160 ft tall in good conditions.
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Congressman Jim McGovern
Tim Murray; President/CEO, Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce
State Representative Jim O'Day
Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler
City Councilor Tony Enonomou
School Committee Member Jack Foley
State Senator Michael Moore
Paul Moosey, Commissioner, Dept. of Public Works, Worcester
Selectman Ken O'Brien
Selectman Chris Rucho