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Plant a Tree on Earth Day!
Local Environmental Group to Give Away Free Trees
Members of the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition are pleased to announce the 2nd annual free tree giveaway to help combat global warming and in celebration of Earth Day.
Residents can choose from five species of trees (River Birch, Crab Apple. Red Maple, Red Oak, and Colorado Spruce) and three species of shrubs (Gray Dogwood, Red Dogwood, Common Ninebark). These native trees have co-evolved over time with native wildlife species and are well suited to provide appropriate food and shelter.
Trees and shrubs are available for pick-up beginning on Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, 9:00 am-12noon daily at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum, located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.
The tree pick-up plan will include social distancing protocols; people will be asked to stay in their cars and trees will be loaded in by volunteers. There is a limit to two trees per family while supplies last.
There are many reasons to plant trees. They help reduce climate change through a process called carbon sequestration, where they remove carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. And they offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities.
For more information or questions please visit www.bluehillsclimateaction.org or call 617-967-4578.