Arbor Day is April 29, 2011, and that’s when hundreds of Massachusetts’ leading arborists will team up with local community groups for the Massachusetts Arborists Association’s (MAA) Arbor Day of Service. Elementary schools, libraries, community health centers, parks, cemeteries, and town commons across the state will benefit from professional tree care including expert tree pruning, tree planting, transplanting, fertilization, and plant health care.
“Last April, more than 40 Massachusetts communities received an estimated $325,000 in professional arboriculture services donated by our MAA member volunteers,” said Mike Maley, Arbor Day of Service chairman and co-owner of Cedar Lawn Tree Service in Ashland, Mass.
“The tough winter we’ve had, coupled with deep municipal budget cuts, provide an even greater opportunity for our members to make a real difference in their own home towns this April.”
Since 1979, MAA members have come together annually to provide much needed tree care to non-profit sites throughout the Commonwealth. Many historically significant sites have benefited from 30 years of MAA volunteerism including The Boston Common, Pilgrim Memorial Park in Plymouth, MA, Castle Hill in Essex, MA and Minuteman National Park in Concord, MA.
For more information about the MAA’s Arbor Day of Service on April 29, 2011 contact the MAA at 508-653-3320 or visit www.MassArbor.org