Plant some Hope with a free (or pay what you want) tree!
We are thrilled to announce that Keep Hyde Park Beautiful is partnering with Speak for the Trees on their #NewDecadeNewTrees campaign to grow and improve Boston's urban tree canopy by providing free or "pay what you want" trees for residents to plant in their yards.
With climate change, Boston is facing hotter summers and increased flooding, and urban trees are needed now more than ever. Having a vibrant and healthy urban forest is a critical component of maintaining a healthy and livable city. And planting trees in private yards offer the best opportunity to grow our city’s tree canopy. According to a recent City of Boston study, residential yards have the second-highest availability for new trees. Private yard plantings allow residents to participate in climate change remediation and offers the opportunity to increase property values, decrease utility costs, and mitigate issues such as flooding and heat. Plus, we think planting and caring for a tree is a terrific family quarantine activity, one that helps create a positive memory and a lasting legacy during this difficult time.
Type of trees available:
5-gallon Eastern Redbud (grows up to 20-30')
5-gallon Yoshino Cherry (grows up to 40-50')
5-gallon Northern Red Oak (grows up to 60-75')
*5-gallon trees will be hand delivered to your home on a fixed date by a staff person from Speak for the Trees.
1-gallon trees might also become available; species to be determined.
*1 gallon trees will be mailed to your home by ArborDay Foundation
There are a limited number of trees available and they will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Speak for the Trees is a registered 501(c)(3) and trees are being provided at no cost or at “pay what you want” levels. Donations are appreciated and will help Speak For the Trees extend the program to other communities.