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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

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

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

Job Announcement: Tree Care Associate

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Tree Care Associate Join our team and help Boston’s trees thrive!   Founded in 2018, Speak for the Trees is an urban and community forestry nonprofit in Boston focused on improving the size, health, and equity of Boston’s urban forest. The organization works closely with community groups and residents to transform the urban….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