Tree Committee

News and Notes

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Upcoming Community Events 

April 24-25, 2020:  To coincide with National Arbor Day, the West Newbury Tree Committee is now in the process of planning a community "Tree Days" event to be held at the G.A.R. Library and Training Field area on Friday evening April 24th and Saturday morning April 25th.  Potential events being considered include, among other items, information on tree planting and care, lecture presentations on trees and forests, give-away of tree seedlings, expert advice from local arborists, tree-related activities for 10 and under kids, and first steps towards a roster of significant and remarkable trees in West Newbury.  Please visit this page often to find out more about this event. 

Other News and Notes Items

Downloadable Guide to Selecting Suitable Trees for Planting in Massachusetts: U. Mass. Amherst Dep't of Environmental Conservation has released a new guide for selecting and planting trees in Massachusetts, entitled Planting for Resilience, Selecting Urban Trees in Massachusetts.  Although it contains information for residents of urban areas, the guide also presents a wealth of information pertinent to tree selection and planting in more rural environments like West Newbury.  Nearly 80 recommended species are detailed, including tree characteristics, site tolerance considerations, and climate change adaptability.  The guide also includes valuable information on tree planting techniques and caring for new trees.  To visit the website to download the guide (or to view a companion 45-minute video), click here.  

Tree Committee Applies for DCR Urban Forestry Grant: On October 23, 2019, the Tree Committee submitted an application for matching grant reimbursement funding from the Massachusetts DCR Urban Forestry Program.  The funding would enable the Tree Committee (1) to purchase equipment needed to begin to assemble a data base roster listing "Significant or Remarkable Trees in West Newbury", and (2) to receive training for Tree Committee members on tree stewardship.  The grant amount being sought is $3,098, and the DCR announcement of grant award will likely occur sometime in the first quarter of 2020. 

Have a Good Idea for the Tree Committee to Consider?   The Tree Committee welcomes your ideas about how we might make a difference in our community as relates to protecting and preserving our trees and forests.  Send us your ideas at 

Interested in Helping the West Newbury Tree Committee?  The Tree Committee welcomes anyone who wishes to help the Tree Committee in its mission to protect and preserve our unique West Newbury forest.  Details of the Tree Committee's goals and responsibilities can be viewed by clicking the link on this page entitled "Tree Committee - Mission Statement."  If interested, please contact the Tree Committee at