A New Tree Grows in Shawsheen Cemetery, Thanks to the BARC

There’s a new tree at Shawsheen Cemetery, thanks to the Bedford Arbor Resources Committee. Residents were invited to the tree planting demonstration, which took place on Saturday – the day after Arbor Day.  

BARC member Elizabeth Knox led the presentation on how to properly plant a tree. She answered many questions from the people in attendance. People also learned about finding great native species at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Dan Churella, who is the BARC’s lead on the New Tree Policy and the Tree Master Plan that are currently in the works, outlined both plans and talked about the benefits that can be realized from preserving trees and shade trees in the town.

Also helping with the demonstration was current BARC Chair Molly Haskell. 

The purpose of the Arbor Resources Committee is to “enhance the quality of life in Bedford by protecting and preserving, developing and managing the arbor resources on publicly-owned lands and by encouraging the preservation and development of resources on private lands.”

To learn more about the committee, visit www.bedfordma.gov/443/Arbor-Resources-Committee.

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May 5, 2023 5:00 pm

Hey guys! Congrats! What kind of tree was planted?

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