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Sturbridge Tree Warden announces 2018 “adopt a tree” street tree planting program


Sturbridge: Is your front yard a little bare?  Seeing too much white snow covered lawn? Would you like to green it up or add some color and texture? How about providing a source of food for our wildlife?  Then the Sturbridge Tree Warden has a program for you!  Sturbridge Residents can “adopt a tree” as a part of its annual street tree planting Arbor Day program.
 Tree Warden Tom Chamberland is offering a free tree to any resident with space in their front yard for a tree or two.  The town will purchase and plant the tree, your adoption duties will be to properly water and mulch the tree for the next three years.    There is a pre-approved tree selection list, and established “right tree in the right place” guidelines. Both of which may be obtained by sending an email inquiry to the Tree Warden at
Deadline for adoption applications is March 14, 2018.  Planting will occur sometime between April 15th and May 15th.   In announcing this year’s “adopt a tree program” Tree Warden Tom Chamberland said “I am pleased to again be able to offer this program to residents as a way to help beautify and enhance our community, along with improving our environment.  Last year, 15 trees were “adopted” by 12 residents.  When you plant a tree, you are leaving something for others to enjoy in the future, much like the mature trees we enjoy so much of today in Sturbridge. “Continuing, Tom said, “If any resident has a question on this program I urge them to send me an email, at or call me at 508-347-2500 X 1410”