Past Events

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

  • December 13, 2022 6:30 pm

    Environmental Action Summit

    Join activists from Boston and learn about their efforts to preserve and protect tree canopy and urban wilds under threat. In addition, two renowned doctors will present about the dangers of PFAS and artificial turf.  Guest speakers are Dr. Kyla Bennett, PEER’s Director of Science Policy and Dr. Sarah Evans, Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine….Read more

  • November 30, 2022 5:30 pm

    Our Annual Celebration

    Join us to reflect and celebrate our work over the past year. This is a hybrid event. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Tree bark protectors decorated with corporate sponsors' logos
    October 29, 2022 11:00 am

    Stop & Shop Tree Giveaway 2022 Allston-Brighton

    In partnership with Stop & Shop Restore, Artisan’s Asylum, and the new Allston-Brighton Tree Alliance, we are excited to be at the Artisan’s Asylum on Saturday, October 29th. We are eager to “branch out” into one of Boston’s most diverse and active neighborhoods.

  • October 15, 2022 10:00 am

    Roxbury Tree Giveaway at Thornton Street Farm

    Tree giveaway season is here! Join Speak for the Trees for our Roxbury Tree Giveaway at the Haley House Thornton Street Farm on Saturday, October 15th. We are excited to be in partnership with Accenture and to share space with our local farming community. Species include: Celestial Dogwood, Seven Sons Flower (Heptacodium miconioides), Japanese Stewartia….Read more

  • May 20, 2022 11:00 am

    BUFF May Meeting 2022

    The mission of Boston Urban Forest Friends (BUFF) is to bring together people, organizations, and resources to expand awareness about trees and the public health benefits they provide, increase the equitable distribution of trees, help Boston’s urban forest grow and thrive, and advancing climate resiliency. Join our May meeting to be held on Zoom. (Recording….Read more

  • April 30, 2022 11:00 am

    Mothers Out Front Roslindale Seedling Giveaway

    In celebration of Arbor Week, Speak for the Trees is offering Boston community groups, schools, and nonprofits FREE seedlings to distribute in their communities. We’ll be distributing a variety of tree species, including white oak, tulip poplar, bald cypress, serviceberry, chinkapin oak, sweet gum, red mulberry, and Washington hawthorn.

  • April 29, 2022 5:30 pm

    Read and Write PoeTREE with Fay Ferency, Jess Rizkallah and Letta Neely

    Join writers Fay Ferency, Jess Rizkallah and Letta Neely as they read aloud their nature and tree-centered poetry and guide participants in a brief poetry writing workshop. Participants will then have the opportunity to enter the outdoors, craft their own tree-inspired poetry, and share their creations with the rest of the group, all alongside the assistance of the writers.

  • April 28, 2022 6:00 pm

    Rethinking How We Display Tree Equity and Urban Tree Cover

    Missed Roxanne’s event? Watch it below! Join us to learn about a health and racial equity analysis of the Boston urban canopy, especially in underserved and under-canopied neighborhoods, led by SFTT MassCEC Intern and Simmons University Grad Student Roxanne James! During this event, you’ll analyze and come to understand environmental conditions that lead to negative….Read more

  • April 26, 2022 12:00 pm

    Nookomis Giizhik: My Grandmother Cedar

    In Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) worldview, Nookomis Giizhik holds our world in balance. She is present at all of our ceremonies and surrounds us our entire lives. One of her names is Nookomis, my grandmother. Register below to come learn about this amazing being from speaker Wendy Geniusz, and, perhaps, start to see the world through a new lens.

  • April 25, 2022 6:00 pm

    “The Power of Nature to Heal and Build Community,” a Discussion with Judith Foster, Jeffrey Perrin and Jodyann Hanson

    Missed the event? Want to watch it again? Learn from Judith Foster, Jodyann Hanson, and Jeffrey Perrin about the Power of Nature to Heal. Judith, founder of HERO Nurturing Center Inc., shares about her personal and working experience using trees and nature to heal body and spirit. Jodyann, a first-year Clinical Mental Health Counseling student….Read more