"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
What a great day we had!
Thank you to each and every volunteer, sponsor and service provider who supported MAA's Arbor Day of Service day at Bird Park in Walpole MA. We have estimated that more than $120,000 of services and materials were donated that day. Everything from pruning to planting to plant health care practices were on display at the park. Our faces hurt from smiling so much! It was simply a wonderful day for trees, for the park and for MAA!
See below for a list of participating companies at Bird Park, as well as a list of numerous other projects that took places across MA. (If we're missing you on the list, please send us info here!)
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Cleaves Company Inc
BIRD PARK VOLUNTEERS
PLANT MATERIALS & DONATIONS
Below is a list of volunteer projects that happened all around Massachusetts in celebration of Arbor Day!
Awesome job, everyone!
Arbortech Tree Specialists: Mass Audubon - Wellfleet - Removing dangerous overhanging trees at property line.
Jean Berger, MCA and 12+ volunteers: Friends of Newburyport Trees - free pruning demonstration and street tree pruning in Newburyport, MAKevin Block, MCA and 10+ volunteers: UMass Lowell Arbor Day Planting - installing 20 trees and 40 shrubs on the South Campus of UMass Lowell
Jeffrey Hall, MCA, Storybrook Tree: Tree planting on Stow Common
Ryan Andrews, MCA (Barrett Tree Service East), Bill Bernardinelli, MCA (Lawns Plus), Aggie Tuden, Medford Tree Warden: Wright's Pond, Medford - restoration and deadwood pruning around picnic, concert and gathering areas.
City of Quincy, Dan Cathcart, MCA, Mike Casinelli, MA DCR: Lincoln Hancock Elementary School - Tree Talk & Tree PlantingHarrison McPhee, Inc.: Loesch Family Park, Dorchester - planting 12+ trees with the help of community volunteers.
Ray Rose, MCA (Town of Wrentham DPW), MA DCR, National Grid, Woodlands Fire Service: Wrentham Elementary School - tree planting, seedling distribution and tree talk.Josh Fritz, MCA & crew from Hartney Greymont: Mass Audubon - Topsfield - removal of a few Norway Maples and safety pruning.
Marc Hansen MCA (Barrett Tree Service East) and the Belmont Garden Club: Woodland Garden @ Belmont Public Library - ornamental pruning.G. Bourne Knowles: Buttonwood Park, New Bedford - pruning shade trees around the park
Alden Johnson, MCA (Barrett Tree Service East): Winchester Common - tree pruning
Paul Sellers, MCA, Eversource & ACRT Inc. - Highland Hall and Gardens, Falmouth - re-planting historic garden with 350 plants, pruning and removals around the garden
Norm Helie (Friends of the Public Garden) with Tree Specialists, Hartney Greymont, Barrett Tree Service East & Bartlett Tree Experts - Tree Planting on Boston Common
Jonathan Fobert, Tree Warden with Mayer Tree: Abbott Hall, Marblehead - pruning trees around this historic hall after major exterior renovation
Jonathan Fobert with Sustainable Marblehead and Marblehead Tree Department and volunteers: 3rd annual bare root tree planting, Marblehead
John Collins, MCA: Pruning at Grant Circle, Gloucester
Mayer Tree Service: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester - pruning and tree removals
Greg Mosman, MCA with Barrett Tree Service East: Watertown City Hall - tree pruning
Nick's Tree Service with CBC Consulting: Abington Butterfly Park - pruning ornamental trees and planting Norway spruce
Ben Tartakoff, MCA with Barrett Tree Service East and community volunteers: Land's Sake, Weston - dead tree removals and pruning in high traffic areas.
Stumpy's Tree Service: Mass Audubon, Lincoln - removal of dead and hazardous trees
Town of Andover Forestry Division with the Andover Garden Club - planting trees and giving away seedlings