Mission: 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.
The committee also organizes projects such as:
What Can You Do for the Trees?
Arbor Day Poster Contest
Neighborhood Tree Planting
First Saturday of the month planting
We invite you to become a volunteer
and help us reach out to communities, plant more trees etc.
INVEST IN OUR FUTURE BY MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO THE GIFT TREE FUND
To make a contribution, please mail your check to:
Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee,
c/o Conservation Department
4 Boltwood walk,
Amherst, MA 01002
On the memo line, please write 'Gift Tree Fund'
For more information, contact Hope Crolius