The public is invited to the Boston Urban Forest Council meeting at the office of Boston Natural Areas Network, 62 Summer Street, Boston, on Tuesday evening, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. One goal is developing a resident based stewardship & advocacy group whose goals are to promote, plant and care for trees in Boston.
The Boston Urban Forest Council supports the Grow Boston Greener initiative which aims to plant 100,000 trees by 2020 and increase the urban tree canopy from 29% to 35% and make Boston a cooler, cleaner, healthier city. The goals of Grow Boston Greener are to increase tree canopy, mitigate heat island effect, reduce energy consumption, improve air quality and improve storm water management. The Boston Urban Forest Council will promote the program, advocate for more trees and assist neighborhoods interested in planting trees and organizing stewardship activities to ensure the trees' survival.
This effort is a collaboration between the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston Natural Areas Network, the U.S. Forest Service and Boston's Urban Forest Council.
If you are interested in joining the effort, or just want to learn more about trees in Boston, call 617-542-7696 ext 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Natural Areas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together local residents, partner organizations, public officials and foundations to preserve, expand, and enhance urban open space, including community gardens, green ways, and urban wilds