Past Events

Below you’ll find a selection of some of our past events

  • May 25, 2023 5:30 pm

    Dorchester Community Tree Walk – May 25

    Join Speak for the Trees and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) for an exciting Community Tree Walk through Dorchester. This engaging event is designed to bring together community members, tree enthusiasts, and experts to explore the neighborhood, discover points of interest, and learn about the importance of trees in our urban environment. Come….Read more

  • April 29, 2023 10:00 am

    Savor The Square Tree Giveaway

    Bringing together food, fun, entertainment and trees, in the heart of Roxbury! Join Speak for the Trees and The American City Coalition (TACC) for our ‘3rd Annual Savor the Square Tree Giveaway’ in Nubian Square for Roxbury Arbor Day! This event is sponsored by Verizon and in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation. Savor the Square brings….Read more

  • April 27, 2023 6:00 pm

    “A Part of Us: Trees And Our World”: Presentation by Professor Mwalim

    Join Speak for the Trees and Professor Mwalim to learn more about the traditional Indigenous perspectives on trees, which were dismissed as mystical nonsense by colonizers that later proved to be scientific fact! Event is held in the Video Conference Room of the Non-Profit Center, 89 South Street.

  • April 27, 2023 4:00 pm

    Urban Foraging Tour with Rob Riman

    Explore the outdoors with Rob Riman, through an interactive, refreshing, and educational urban foraging tour! Participants will meet at the Farm in Fort Hill Neighborhood. Rob Riman passed his youth roaming Lake Michigan’s upland ravines and paddling nearby tributary headwaters of the Mississippi. Following studies in geology, and a decade leading remote expeditions across North….Read more

  • April 23, 2023 1:00 pm

    PoeTREE: An Afternoon of Tree Themed Poetry Readings

    Visit the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum for an afternoon of poeTREE Poets Jennifer Barber, Charles Coe, and Deborah Leipziger will read aloud their tree and nature-related poetry.

  • April 23, 2023 9:00 am

    Forest Bathing at the Arnold Arboretum

    Slow down and awaken your senses on a guided therapeutic experience in the Arnold Arboretum, led by certified forest therapy guide Tam Willey. Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, come….Read more

  • April 23, 2023

    Walk/Roll for the Trees in Your Neighborhood During ArborWeek

    Support Boston’s Trees by Participating in Speak for the Trees’ Walkathon! Trees provide us all with life, connection, cooler temperatures, beauty, character, a feeling of home, perspective, clean air, and strong community! Let’s thank them and celebrate the Boston urban canopy together! Take a walk, ride, or roll (or two or three) among the trees in….Read more

  • April 22, 2023 2:30 pm

    Urban Hike with L.L. Bean

    Join us on a walk through the Seaport neighborhood led by an L.L. Bean Customer Experience Staffer. We will walk our way through the history of the Seaport landscape including the Boston Harborwalk, Seaport Common and the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial, a stroll through The Rocks at Harbor Way, and a stop at Martin’s Park…..Read more

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    April 15, 2023 3:00 pm

    Mattapan Community Tree Walk

    Join members of the Edgewater Neighborhood Association for a community-led tree walk to learn about the trees in their neighborhood. Residents will share their stories about trees in their lives, the relationship between trees and health, and the struggles that urban trees face. This project was developed in partnership between the EmVision, BU URBAN, and….Read more

  • February 16, 2023 7:00 pm

    High School Seniors Produce Documentary Film, Plants Through the Pavement

    The Class of 2023 at Four Rivers Charter Public School has just completed a documentary film on the complex challenges of cities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The film, Plants Through the Pavement: Green Space Inequity in Boston, explores the concept of urban wilding;  the history, preservation, and future promotion of forestlands,….Read more