Boston Natural Areas Network is branching out! Beginning in 2011, a new Boston Urban Forest Program was developed to help improve & expand the urban forest, promote public health and increase the quality of life of Boston's residents.
Boston's Urban Forest Program Series
Discover the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the trees of Boston. Every single tree is a part of our urban forest, from giant elm to graceful pine to fruiting apple. Learn more, build skills and get involved with programs and events to “see the forest for the trees”.
Click here to download the Boston's Urban Forest Springr 2013 Program Series Schedule.
Boston Urban Forest Council
The Boston Urban Forest Council is one way in which all residents of Boston can come together to promote and advocate for trees. The Council has bi-monthly meetings to advocate for tree plantings & tree maintenance, have informed resource sharing about the benefits of trees, influence tree policy and more. Everyone with an interest in trees, the environment and their neighborhoods is invited. The BUFC aims to give Boston tree advocates a “voice.”
Grow Boston Greener
BNAN is partnering with the City of Boston to administer the Grow Boston Greener (GBG) program to plant trees. Grow Boston Greener is a competitive mini-grant program that provides funding of $500 - $2,500 for tree plantings in neighborhoods throughout the City. Funding for the GBG program is provided by the support of corporate and philanthropic donors through the Fund for Parks and Recreation in Boston.
GBG grants are available to non profit organizations with 501(c)3 status and their partners, such as community gardeners, friends of parks, schools and library groups, civic and neighborhood associations, etc. Organizations without tax-exempt status can apply with a 501(c) 3 organization serving as the fiscal agent.
Grant applications and guidelines are now available at www.growbostongreener.org.
Community orchards provide a source of inexpensive, nutritious food and a rewarding personal experience. BNAN looks to continue in the footsteps of EarthWorks to provide publicly accessible fruit and nut trees in Boston, as well as continuing to keep the EarthWorks outdoor classroom curriculum available online.
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