Friday, April 24, 2009

Worcester Tree Initiative helps town recover from UTC losses from exotic pest; Worcester, MA; 4/24/09

Replanting with a plan Worcester Telegram - Worcester,MA,USA
That’s all it takes to successfully plant a tree, right?
Actually, it’s a bit more complicated than that, and experts are urging Worcester residents to plant carefully as they begin restoring trees to neighborhoods where about 20,000 trees have been cut down in recent months to fight the Asian longhorned beetle.
To get things started on the right foot, the nonprofit Worcester Tree Initiative is kicking off its privately funded tree-planting campaign from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow with a festival at Burncoat High School, 179 Burncoat St. Volunteers will plant 150 trees in the neighborhood, and the group will give away 150 trees to individuals who register and complete a 20-minute workshop on tree planting. Transportation company CSX Corp. is donating all the trees, and once all the trees are distributed, the initiative will give residents vouchers that can be redeemed for trees.

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  1. It's All about the Trees!
    Sunday, March 28, 2010: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Quinsigamond Community College
    670 West Boylston St.
    Alden Library Ground Floor

    Join Congressman Jim McGovern, Lt. Governor Tim Murray and Mayor Joe O'Brien to learn about the Worcester Tree Initiative's Spring 2010 Calendar of Events; find out the locations of our Free Tree Giveaways; and find out how you can help plant trees in our community. Receive updates from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) as well as USDA-Aphis and the City of Worcester Forestry Department. The event will also include an educational Activities Table for the whole family.


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