"Trees are the best monuments that man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, & they are blessings to children yet unborn."
-- Lord Orrery, 1749
June, 2013 Tree Planting at Stanley Street with residents and 4-H Robotics Club Boys Source: Tom Lynn, ex-officio Shade Tree Committee Member
The Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee preserves, protects and promotes town shade trees. Because trees provide beauty, shade, breathable air, pure ground water, stable soil and habitat, the Committee concerns itself with getting trees properly selected, planted and cared for throughout the town, and taken into account in town policies and planning. We work in conjunction with the town tree warden to make Amherst a green and pleasant town.
The Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Tree Warden and the Select Board on matters involving public shade trees, including, but not limited to: the replacement of specific dead or dying trees, the species recommended for replacements, the planting of additional trees at specific locations and the species recommended, and the level of funding necessary to carry out these and other recommendations.
Arbor Day Poster ContestThe Public Shade Tree Committee organizesan Arbor Day Poster Contest every year for all schools and home schooled students from 4th through 6th grade. The committee received 94 amazing entries last year. The theme was 'Celebrate a Tree'. View for moredetails.
Neighborhood Tree Planting The Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee invites you and your neighborhood to apply to be part of this year's Neighborhood Tree Stewards project.