We want to take a moment to THANK YOU for being a vital part of Arlington’s 2020 Adopt-A-Tree pilot program. We can see the success of the program just by visiting the many healthy young trees in town. We received a lot of positive feedback about the program and are pleased that we were able to engage individuals, families, and even current high school students eager to participate in community service opportunities. We hope that you too enjoyed participating. We were touched by the names given to the trees: Treeadore, Ubuntu, Cherry Oh Baby, London P. Lane, Oakey, Leif – to name a few. Together we helped care for over 105 trees throughout town, providing each with the water needed to get off to a healthy start, amidst an extremely DRY summer. As we said at the beginning of the season, your help is key to improving the health of our urban tree canopy and to increasing the lifespan of the trees in our town. We are so glad you were willing to help.
We encourage you to water 1-2 times before December 1 when we end all watering efforts until spring. Tree bags (unless damaged) should remain on the trees until next season. You will hear from us in the spring as we gear up for next year’s Adopt-A-Tree program; we hope you will consider providing care again next season.
As we plan for next year, we would love to receive feedback on this year’s program. Joys? Challenges? Any watering tips that you want to share? What can we do to make the process more successful? Was communication sufficient? Could you have used more frequent updates from the Tree Committee? Please send feedback (and any photos) to us by reaching out directly to the Arlington Tree Committee at ArlTreeCmte@gmail.com.
To keep in touch with the Arlington Tree Committee, we encourage you to follow the Arlington Tree Committee on Facebook or Instagram or join the Friends of Arlington Trees Google group by sending a note to the Arlington Tree Committee ArlTreeCmte@gmail.com. To learn more about trees in Arlington visit the Arlington Tree Committee website: arlingtontrees.org
Have a restful winter knowing that you have played an integral role in our town tree stewardship. We are so grateful!