Arbor Day of Service | April 26, 2013
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Massachusetts Arborists Association Members Contribute $250,000 in Tree Care to Local Cities & Towns
South Natick, Mass.— On Arbor Day, April 26, 2013, nearly five hundred Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA) members took part in a statewide volunteer effort called Arbor Day of Service. Building on the association's tradition of giving back, the annual service day allows tree care professionals to have a direct impact in their local communities and draws attention to the importance of proper tree care and tree planting.
More than forty Massachusetts communities received an estimated $250,000 in professional arboriculture services. The MAA partnered with local tree wardens, community leaders, and civic organizations to identify worthy projects in need of professional tree care. Professional arborists contributed their services at project sites on the Boston Public Garden, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Walden Pond State Reservation, Lynch Park in Beverly, South Common in Amherst, Cunningham Park in Milton and downtown areas of Hingham, Medford, Orleans, Wellesley, Wayland, Sudbury, Lexington, Fall River and North Attleboro. Several professional arborists participated in tree plantings and educational talks with elementary and middle school students. More than 3,000 volunteer hours were recorded that day.
"Everyone gave 100% today," said MAA president John Terault, MCA, of Asplundh Tree Expert Company in Shutesbury, Mass. "MAA volunteers pruned, planted, and removed hazardous trees across the Commonwealth. In these challenging economic times, hundreds of our members have stepped forward and donated their time, skills and energy to make a real difference to the health of trees, the safety of citizens and the beauty of these spaces."
The Massachusetts Arborists Association recognizes the importance of trees and proper tree care with its annual Arbor Day celebration. Since 1979, MAA members have come together every year to provide much needed tree care at non-profit sites throughout the Commonwealth.
Upload Your Photos!
Please take time to capture the spirit of the day with photographs. Be sure to take pictures of your team at work, as well as individual or group photographs that include the ADoS sign.
Then, label your photographs with your location and use the following link and password to send them to the MAA:
We’ll start to post photographs on Facebook right away and we’ll use them in our follow up promotional material.
Thank you and Happy Arbor Day!
2013 Volunteers to Date
Check out the list to see where fellow MAA members will be donating time and expertise to worthy sites in need of tree care all across the state.
Thank You Arbor Day of Service Sponsors!
Bartlett Tree Experts
Davey Tree Expert Co.
McSweeney & Ricci
Olde Colonial Tree & Landscape - (781) 461-1291
Visit our ADoS toolkit page for all the information you'll need to run a successful Arbor Day of Service project.
A Look Back at Arbor Day Celebrations
2012 Arbor Day of Service Recap
2011 Arbor Day of Service Recap
2010 Arbor Day of Service Recap
2009 Arbor Day Recap
2008 Arbor Day Recap
2007 Arbor Day Recap
For a complete listing of 30 years of MAA Arbor Day celebrations click here.