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