Our Auburn Giveaway at the Pakachoag Church is swiftly approaching! We will stop accepting orders for this particular giveaway on Sunday, April 20th, one week prior to the event, to allow the nursery to process our order for us. Cheers, WTI
Earth Day, April 12th, was a day of wild success across the city, a multitude of parks got spruced up for spring by teams of volunteers and it couldn't have been a nicer day! However its counterpart, Arbor Day, April 25th is swiftly approaching and will soon be upon us! Worcester Tree Initiative will be joining a team of volunteers from the Department of Conservation and Recreation and others to once again throw our efforts into cleaning Dodge Park. However, The City of Worcester will officially recognize Arbor Day on May 2nd at North High School. Further Details on our Upcoming Events page.
About the Worcester Tree Initiative
The Worcester Tree Initiative is a private, non-profit organization based in Worcester Massachusetts whose mission is to promote urban forestry and stewardship in the City of Worcester and surrounding communities. It was initiated in January 2009 by Congressman Jim McGovern and Lt. Governor Tim Murray after officials anticipated that tens of thousands of trees would be removed because of an infestation of the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle. The initial goal of the Worcester Tree Initiative was to see that 30,000 trees are planted in Worcester and surrounding towns by 2014.
The Initiative is a public and private partnership between the City of Worcester, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the US Department of Agriculture, and many non-profits, businesses and residents of Central Massachusetts. The program includes intensive outreach, education and training, and long term tracking to realize significant environmental and quality of life improvements with this community based approach. We are using trees grown at local nurseries and as a result our stock will vary based on availability.
Congressman Jim McGovern Tim Murray; President/CEO, Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce
Mary Knittle State Representative Jim O'Day Jordan Levy
Paul Belsito Deb Cary State Senator Harriette Chandler Rob Diaz Margaret Doyle City Councilor Tony Enonomou Steve Fischer Allen Fletcher School Committee Member Jack Foley Jay Garree Robyn Kennedy Marie Morse Colin Novick City Councilor Joe O'Brien Ken O'Brien Kevin O'Sullivan City Councilor Phil Palmieri Kathleen Polanowicz Selectman Chris Rucho