Autumn may bring falling leaves and brisk weather, but Southie Trees is in full bloom!
Earlier this month, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund awarded Southie Trees a full year of funding. This grant will jumpstart educational programs, tree maintenance projects and support for Southie residents in preserving trees around their neighborhood.
A second grant from the City’s “Grow Boston Greener” initiative funds tree planting along the staircase to Thomas Park.
In collaboration with Tech Networks of Boston, Southie Trees organized a street tree rescue on West 2nd Street. Residents and volunteers worked together to cut cables, remove stakes, trim branches and add fresh mulch. To wrap up the project, volunteers talked with local residents about community involvement in tree care.
Because the City has very little manpower, we’re calling upon Boston residents to lend a hand wherever possible. Together we can improve Boston’s green scene.
Tech Networks of Boston is proud to support Southie Trees by funding the Southie Trees Coordinator position at 20 hours per week.