How to Help Trees Combat Boston’s Summer Heat

Tune in to a short discussion between our Executive Director David Meshoulam and Rob Lane, Associate Producer at WBUR, about the heatwave’s effects on young trees in Boston and what local Bostonians can do to help.   Transcript: Rob: Boston’s urban trees are struggling to survive amidst the drought conditions and scorching temperatures. David Meshoulam….Read more

Our Teen Urban Tree Corps teens continue to care for Boston’s urban forest

As the summer continues, our Teen Urban Tree Corps youth have continued their watering routes. They have been watering 3 days a week, watering an average of 20 trees a day, helping these young trees survive the summer heat and drought. They are now experts not only in use of the hydrant, but also in….Read more

Teen Urban Tree Corps Is Back in Session for Summer 2022

Teens in Speak for the Trees’ Teen Urban Tree Corps program have been off to a great start watering Dorchester’s Street trees. 15 Boston teens began their summer youth employment in early July with various training sessions that included tree identification, tree biology, tree care, and safe use of fire hydrants. Thanks to the Boston….Read more

Nira Rock Tree Planting

On May 14th, Speak for the Trees held a tree planting at Nira Rock in a partnership with the City of Boston’s Urban Wilds Program and the Friends of Nira Rock. Volunteers from the Friends of Nira Rock, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the rock climbing community at Northeastern University joined, as did SFTT board member Joseph Stein and….Read more

Massachusetts State Representative Liz Miranda presents Speak for the Trees with a special Citation

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, we were honored to receive a citation from State Representative Liz Miranda, Suffolk 5th, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives for our “Commitment to Environmental Work and Climate Justice.” Rep. Miranda stopped by our offices at the Fields Corner Business Lab in Dorchester and met with our entire team. She….Read more