Arborway tree-planting slated for June 1

May 24, 2013
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Trees will be planted June 1 on the “Arborway Hillside” at the Arborway and St. Rose Street to continue a woodlands restoration effort there, and volunteer tree-planters are needed.

The hillside is an embankment along the outer Arborway that overlooks the main Arborway just before the Casey Overpass. State workers mistakenly clear-cut the hillside in 2007, leading to a restoration plan over the past several years.

The latest phase will plant shagbark hickories, redbuds, witch hazels and dogwoods as canopy and understory trees to give the woodland a good long-term life. The trees are provided by a grant from the Grow Boston Greener program.

The effort is a collaboration among the local Arborway Coalition, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, Arnold Arboretum, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Community Service Care.

Volunteers are needed for the tree-planting, slated for Sat., June 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Anyone is free to join and long sleeves, long pants and gardening gloves are recommended. For more information, call 617-524-2387 or 617-276-5093.