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Adopt-A-Tree this summer

Join in the newly launched pilot Adopt-A-Tree program to help care for Arlington’s trees this summer!
The Arlington Tree Committee and the town of Arlington have joined together to develop a new program using Arlington’s inventory of street trees to identify new trees planted.
The interactive tree inventory map allows real-time access to the town’s tree inventory, where you can find a newly planted street tree near you.
This summer during the pandemic will be unusual for the town, and regular watering and caring for street trees may be a problem.
Newly planted trees need water to survive.
Adopt a new neighborhood tree!
For more info, visit 
Join as a family, as a group, as an individual.

SOLD OUT 2020 Community Tree Canopy Program

SOLD OUT   Act now to secure your October Glory Red Maple or your Flowering Dogwood 2020 Community Tree Canopy Program


SOLD OUT 2020 Community Tree Canopy Program

The Arlington Tree Committee has embarked on its fourth year of a subsidized tree planting program made possible with funds from the Arlington Department of Public Works’ Trees Please Fund.  To request a tree see 2020 Community Tree Canopy Program

Read Arlington’s Tree Management Plan

Arlington has a new Tree Management Plan.  The Department of Conservation and Recreation has reviewed and accepted Arlington’s Plan in late 2018.  Developed based on the August 2017 Town tree inventory, the town of Arlington has a Tree Management Plan, funded in part by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Urban and Forestry Challenge Grant.   Thanks to Arlington’s Tree Warden, its Director of Public Works, The Arlington Tree Committee, and countless Arlington residents who helped crowd-source street tree information, Arlington now has the capabilities to manage its public trees with the new knowledge of site specific tree information.  Please see: Arlington Tree Management Plan (based on August 2017 Town Tree Inventory)

Citizen Training – Identify Emerald Ash Borer

The Department of Agricultural Resources’ Forest Pest Coordinator and the Arlington Tree Committee held a working session to learn about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and how to identify the invasive pest which was recently found in Waltham.   Educate yourself and become a EAB spotter in Arlington!EAB Presentation 2018

Once the EAB is in Arlington, it may kill most, if not all of our ash trees..   The recent Town wide inventory identified over 900 public ash trees in Arlington.

For more information on EAB – http://www.emeraldashborer.info/.   And please see How to Identify EAB.

If you see EAB in town, please notify the tree warden immediately tlecuivre@town.arlington.ma.us

Any questions, please email the Arlington Tree Committee: ArlTreeCmte@gmail.com


Urban Forestry: Scientific American. U.S. Cities Lose Tree Cover Just When They Need it Most

A Scientific American article on urbanization showcased Forest Service research that found declining tree cover in cities (May 7, 2018) . This decline involves a loss of about 36 million trees nationwide and $96 million in associated benefits in metropolitan areas each year.