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Speak for the Trees Boston


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Apr 21 - 27 2023


All Day

Arbor Week 2023 Events

In the spirit of community, Speak for the Trees, Boston, is proud to announce a series of events to celebrate trees and all they give us. We hope you can join us either in-person or online to acknowledge, thank, and honor trees. Trees are critical for our well being; they provide us with clean air, connection, cooler temperatures, beauty, character, a feeling of home, perspective, and strong community.

Friday April 21

  • 10am – 2pm Seedling Bagging
    Join us as we prepare over 1,000 seedlings for distribution for Arbor Week. In collaboration with WS Development we’ll be meeting at the Seaport at The Community Table at The Rocks at Harbor Way. Come enjoy snacks, coffee, and company as we help build a greener Boston for all. Please plan to stay for an hour or longer anytime between 10am and 2pm.

Saturday April 22

  • 12 – 2pm Nature Collaging: Creating Art with Recycled and Organic Materials
    The Friends of the Fields Corner Library and Speak for the Trees invite you to join us for this free workshop session. This session will inspire creativity and environmental thinking about trees. Learn about Tree Equity, Urban Forestry and identifying local trees, all while creating your own collage. Please let us know if you will join us by April 17 by emailing!
    Location: Fields Corner Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave.
  • 1 – 2:30pm Urban Hike with L.L. Bean
    Join us on a walk through the Seaport neighborhood led by an L.L. Bean Customer Experience Staffer. We will walk our way through the history of the Seaport landscape including the Boston Harborwalk, Seaport Common and the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial, a stroll through The Rocks at Harbor Way, and a stop at Martin’s Park. We’ll end the tour at L.L. Bean for some in-store Earth Day activities! All participants will receive free boot laces, courtesy of LL Bean, and a limited edition Project Paulie Arbor Week bandana! Register here.
    Location: L.L. Bean, 56 Seaport Blvd.
  • 1 – 3pm “Nature is Nurture”: Healing Mother Earth
    Join Speak for the Trees and HERO Nurturing Center in our celebration of Earth Day. Judith Foster, founder of Healing Empathy Redemption Oasis (HERO) Nurturing Center, will share about her work and the importance and power of nature in health and wellness for the body, mind, and soul and, consequently, our environment. She will be joined by Jeff Perrin, Associate Professor of Psychology at Lesley University, and David Meshoulam to discuss efforts to make nature prescriptive and the important role that urban trees play in these efforts. Their discussion will be followed by snacks, a sing-along, and a walk at the Boston Nature Center. Register here.
    Location: Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St.

Sunday April 23

  • 9am – 12pm Forest Bathing with Tam Willey
    Slow down and awaken your senses on a guided therapeutic experience in the Arnold Arboretum, led by certified forest therapy guide Tam Willey. Register and join Tam for forest bathing.
    Location: Arnold Arboretum – Bussey Gate Entrance, Hemlock Hill Road
  • 1 – 2pm PoeTREE: An Afternoon of Tree Themed Poetry Readings
    Visit the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum for an afternoon of poeTREE Poets Jennifer Barber, Charles Coe, and Deborah Leipziger will read aloud their tree and nature-related poetry. Register for the event in person or to attend virtually.
    Location: Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street
  • 1 – 2:30pm Story Time with Kari Percival
    Local author and illustrator, Kari Percival, will be reading her book How to Say Hello to a Worm at Martin’s Park. Enjoy a story hour with Kari followed by a hands-on activity for kids and adults, as well as a complimentary signed copy of Kari’s book. Register here for an incredible reading and signed copy. 
    Location: Martin’s Park, 64 Sleeper Street

Tuesday April 25

  • 5 – 8pm Project Paulie Presents: Spring Wreath Workshop
    Create a spring wreath with Market Floral Studio, enjoy tasty treats from Buenas, and let your sustainability shine with hair tinseling by Love + Mercy! To make your own free wreath, register here.
    Location: The Rocks at Harbor Way, 111 Harbor Way

Wednesday April 26

  • 7:30 – 11:30am Seed Packet Giveaway with Bike Check-Ups
    Making a shift to commute more sustainably? Join Landry’s and the Seaport Transportation Management Association (STMA) for a complimentary bike check up. While you’re there learn about all of the sustainable ways to commute to Seaport and pick up a complimentary non-GMO packet of herb seeds to start your own garden at home. Registration is required for a Bike Check-Up: click here to reserve your spot.
    Location: Seaport Common, 85 Northern Avenue
  • 6 – 7pm What’s Place Got to Do With it? How Urban and Rural Trees Provide Different Benefits
    Join Speak for the Trees and Dr. Lucy Hutyra at the Boston Public Library (Central Library) to learn more about urban and rural tree canopy! Event will be held in the Commonwealth Salon community room of the Main Branch of the Boston Public Library at Copley. Register here.
    Location: 700 Boylston Street, or Virtually

Thursday Spril 27

  • 4 – 5:30pm Urban Foraging Tour with Rob Riman
    Explore the outdoors with Rob Riman, through an interactive, refreshing, and educational urban foraging tour! Participants will meet at the Farm in Fort Hill Neighborhood. Register here.
    Location: 95 Thornton Street
  • 6 – 7pm “A Part of Us: Trees And Our World”: Presentation by Professor Mwalim
    Join Speak for the Trees and Professor Mwalim to learn more about the traditional Indigenous perspectives on trees, which were dismissed as mystical nonsense by colonizers that later proved to be scientific fact! Attend in person, or register here for a link to the virtual event.
    Location: East Room, The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, or Virtually

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