Hundreds will participate in Massachusetts Arborists Association’s (MAA) volunteer initiative, Arbor Day of Service, later this week.
Since 1979, MAA members have come together annually, as a group, to provide much needed tree care to non-profit sites. Many historically significant sites have benefited from 30 years of MAA volunteerism including The Boston Common, Pilgrim Memorial Park in Plymouth, Castle Hill in Essex and, most recently, Minuteman National Park in Concord.
Friday, April 30 is Arbor Day, and that’s when MAA members will team up with local community groups to call attention to the importance of proper tree care. Elementary schools, libraries, community health centers, parks, cemeteries, and town commons across the state will benefit from professional tree care including expert pruning, transplanting, fertilization, and plant health care.
“The MAA’s membership includes more than 600 professional arborists,” said Dick Stoner, Arbor Day of Service chairman and owner of Stoner Trees & Shrubs in Sherborn, Mass. “In these days of deep municipal budget cuts, our members are making a real difference in their own home towns.”
For more information visit www.MassArbor.org.