Thursday, February 24, 2011

Winter Hybernation is Over!!

During this winter of snow, snow and just for a little variety a little more snow WTI has been hard at work. We have moved our office from Mechanic St to 250 Barber Ave. We are in the same building as the USDA and the DCR. We have a new phone number: 508-852-6400. We are expanding out of Worcester further into the quarantine zone, we plan on planting in Boylston, Shrewsbury and Holden. A draft of the Spring Calendar of Events in posted below.

This summer we will begin our youth forestry program, Branching Out. We will be sending eight youth into the community to maintain and care for WTI trees, along with learning important job skills.

Our data collection is being organized, and by spring we hope to have a complete database of all the trees we have planted and a system to collect information about all of the trees we have planted along with future plantings. This will help as we continue to support our goal of expanding the urban forest with the hopes that our trees will survive for 80 years.

Our goal for this upcoming spring is to plant 600 trees!!!

Spring 2011 Calendar of Events

Wednesday April 13th: Thank You Sponsor Party at Green Hill Park Country Club
April 25th-April 28th: Worcester School Planting Week with Worcester City Forestry Department
Wednesday April 27th: Trian the Trainer
Friday April 29th: Arbor Day Event at University Park
Saturday April 30th: CSX Planting
Tuesday May 3rd: Boylston School Planting Event
Saturday May 7th: Tower Hill Botanical Garden Give Away
Thursday May 12th: Commerce Bank Planting
Thursday May 12th: Tree Give Away in Holden
Saturday May 21st: Tree Give Away Event at St. Peter Marion School
Thursday May 26th: Tree Give Away
Sunday June 5th: Tree Give Away Event at Worcester State University
Wednesday June 8th: Volunteer Planting Day
Thursday June 23rd: Volunteer Thank You Cook Out

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