Newton Tree Conservancy
The 26,000 trees that line Newton's streets make them wonderfully green, and create a beautiful, pleasant, and comfortable environment to live in. While adding to the quality of life for Newton residents, street trees also contribute to higher property values.
This part of Newton's urban forest, however, is slowly disappearing. Forty years ago, there were some 40,000 street trees in the City. This 35% decline in street trees is due to a number of factors including: age, insufficient funding for properly maintaining trees, a lack of diversity of tree species, road salt, gas leaks, various forms of damage, and disease.
Some facts you should know: Newton loses about 650 street trees each year; the City spends more annually for the removal of dead trees than for maintaining living trees; no City funds have been spent on planting street trees in the last 10 years. If this situation continues, in 40 years Newton will have lost all of its street trees.
How You Can Help
The Newton Tree Conservancy needs you to support its efforts to promote the health of Newton's trees. Here are ways to get involved:
Become A Member
The Newton Tree Conservancy offers the following membership options:
Download Membership form (80 Kb PDF, opens in new window), print, and send in with payment to:
Please make checks payable to: Newton Tree Conservancy, Inc. All amounts are tax deductible.
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