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Tower Hill’s Worcester Tree Initiative seeks community tree project partners

2019-02-08T19:07:30+00:00

Volunteers from Clark University and WTI volunteer tree stewards plant trees in University Park in Worcester. Tower Hill is seeking partners to develop community projects for the two weeks surrounding Arbor Day this year. The Worcester Tree Initiative program at Tower Hill works with community partners on projects such as planting, ornamental [...]

Tower Hill’s Worcester Tree Initiative seeks community tree project partners 2019-02-08T19:07:30+00:00

Tree Talk Inspires Creativity in Massachusetts Students

2019-01-28T17:05:35+00:00

The 2018 Poster Contest Winner By Derek Lirange Tower Hill staff Each year the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) holds an Arbor Day Poster Contest for 5th grade students all throughout the state. Worcester Tree Initiative, a Tower Hill Botanic Garden program, harnesses the excitement that the contest creates to promote [...]

Tree Talk Inspires Creativity in Massachusetts Students 2019-01-28T17:05:35+00:00

Urban forests can improve lives

2019-01-22T19:47:06+00:00

Elm Park in Worcester. Image by heytampa on flickr. By Derek Lirange Tower Hill staff Part of  Worcester Tree Initiative’s role at Tower Hill is to advance the nonprofit organization's goal of connecting people and plants beyond the gates of Tower Hill. We work to highlight the importance of urban greening in [...]

Urban forests can improve lives 2019-01-22T19:47:06+00:00

Volunteers contribute to trail maintenance in Shrewsbury’s Dean Park

2019-01-08T00:02:10+00:00

By Derek Lirange Tower Hill staff As a result of our Master Tree Stewards Training Program, Worcester Tree Initiative, an outreach department of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, recently had the pleasure of working in Dean Park in Shrewsbury on a trail maintenance project. We were asked to come teach volunteers of the Shrewsbury Trails Committee [...]

Volunteers contribute to trail maintenance in Shrewsbury’s Dean Park 2019-01-08T00:02:10+00:00

7 eco-friendly New Year’s resolution ideas for gardeners

2019-01-04T14:08:36+00:00

Tower Hill's vegetable garden offers visitors ideas and inspiration. By Robert Burgess Tower Hill staff The threat of climate change can seem daunting. What can the home gardener do to reduce his or her carbon footprint? A lot actually. In many ways, you, the home gardener, are on the front lines. You [...]

7 eco-friendly New Year’s resolution ideas for gardeners 2019-01-04T14:08:36+00:00

Tower Hill Botanic Garden has deep roots in Central Massachusetts

2018-12-31T17:54:34+00:00

An aerial view of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts, has a long history with deep roots in central Massachusetts. The landscape, including the drumlin our garden sits upon today and the valley below, was carved when the glaciers of the last ice age retreated some 10,000 [...]

Tower Hill Botanic Garden has deep roots in Central Massachusetts 2018-12-31T17:54:34+00:00