Celebrate Arbor Week 2024

Join us April 20-27 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. School-year inters work 12-16 hours per week and are expected to come into the office….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. Details Date: mid-June to mid-August, 2024 (exact dates TBD) Hours per week: ~ 30….Read more

An Act Establishing the Municipal Reforestation Program

Sign on to support this 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 plan that the….Read more

Teen Urban Tree Corps Summer 2024 Program

Interested in environmental justice, trees, and community? Join our Teen Urban Tree Corps program Are you a Boston teen interested in learning how to improve Boston’s environment? Join our Teen Urban Tree Corps this summer to care for Boston’s trees, learn about careers in forestry, go on field trips to some of Boston’s best green….Read more

Board Member Description

Our Mission Our mission is to increase the size, health, and equity of the urban tree canopy in Boston through engagement, outreach, education, and advocacy. We partner with government agencies, community organizations, corporations, and residents to plant trees, increase community engagement, improve tree policies, and raise awareness about the importance of trees, especially in environmental….Read more

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