Teen Urban Tree Corps School Year Program, 2023-24

During the 2023-24 school year, Speak for the Trees, Boston will continue to provide career exploration and work opportunities for Boston youth ages 14-18. The program runs  from mid-September to mid-June (exact dates TBD), Mondays-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm at our offices in Fields Corner, Dorchester. Teens are required to attend at least twice per….Read more

Support an update to Chapter 87 Public Shade Tree Law

Sign on to our letter of support If you represent an organization or group focused on urban forestry, we hope you will consider signing on to the letter below to support an update to Chapter 87, the public shade tree law. We kindly request your signature by the 5pm July 17, 2023. The hearing is….Read more

Job Announcement: Associate Director

An exciting opportunity to work towards building tree equity in Boston! The‌ Associate Director will direct and oversee programs run by the organization. Working closely with the Executive Director and program staff, they will oversee the daily operations of projects, including developing new projects and refining current projects, establishing metrics for project assessment, facilitating collaboration….Read more

Social Media Toolkit for MRA

Thanks for your support of The Municipal Reforestation Act We’d love your help in promoting the bill and the briefing on May 4th at 10am. See below for suggested language for posts on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. You can also use the images below in your post. Longer version (for FB, Instagram, or LinkedIn):….Read more

Email draft for MRA

Show your support! Please copy and paste the email below. Make sure you include the fact sheet. Subject: Save the Date: Legislative Briefing on the Municipal Reforestation Act and the Shade Tree Update Bill, May 4, 10 a.m. Email body: Dear Advocate of Urban Forests, We are excited to invite you to the legislative briefing on the Municipal Reforestation Act….Read more

An Act Establishing the Municipal Reforestation Program

Click here for how to support this important bill. Introduced by Senator Cynthia Creem (S.452) & Representatives Steven Owens & Jennifer Armini (H.869) Urban forests can mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, including increased rainfall, excessive heat, and air pollution. This bill requires that each participating municipality in the Commonwealth has a municipal reforestation….Read more

Seedling Planting Instructions

Congrats on your new seedling! With the proper care, this seedling will grow to be a healthy tree. Please plant your seedling as soon as possible. Read below for instructions on how to plant and care for your new seedling Received a seedling? Register it today Siting: Though your seedling is small now, we hope….Read more

Celebrate Arbor Week 2023

Join us April 21-29 as we celebrate trees In the spirit of community, Speak for the Trees, Boston, is proud to announce a series of events to celebrate trees and all they give us. We hope you can join us either in-person or online to acknowledge, thank, and honor trees. Trees are critical for our….Read more

MassCEC Internship

Thank you for your interest in an internship with Speak for the Trees. We hire 2-3 interns per semester (spring, summer, and fall). You can read more about our internship program on our Opportunities Page and also at MassCEC’s website. Interns during the school year work 12-16 hours per week and are expected to come….Read more

Plant trees for Black Lives in Dorchester on Arbor Day (Apr. 28)!

Ekene Ijeoma and Poetic Justice Group are organizing a plant-in for Black Forest in Boston in collaboration with Speak for the Trees and local volunteers. We’re collecting the names and stories of Black lives lost to Covid-19 in Dorchester and planting about 12 trees for them in Loesch Family Park on Friday, April 28th, from….Read more

Job Announcement: Tree Care Associate

Join our team and help Boston’s trees thrive!   The Tree Care Associate’s job is to water and care for trees planted by the organization and, in collaboration with the City of Boston, may be asked to water and care for additional trees managed by the city. They will be supplied with a pickup truck….Read more

Teen Urban Tree Corps Summer 2023 Program

Interested in environmental justice, trees, and community? Join our Teen Urban Tree Corps program. Thanks for your interest. All positions for summer 2023 have been filled. Please check back soon for information on our school year program. Are you a Boston teen interested in learning how to improve Boston’s environment? Join our Teen Urban Tree….Read more

Job Announcement:
Team Leader, Teen Urban Tree Corps

Have a passion for the environment? Want to make a difference in your community? Apply to be a team leader! We’re hiring young adults to work closely with Boston teens to learn about, care for, and advocate for trees in Boston. See below or download the pdf. Details Date: 06/19/2023 – ~08/11/2023 Hours per week:….Read more