SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) – A $400,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation from the state will be used for tree planting.
The plan is for 700 new trees to be planted this spring season in several different locations around Springfield.
The trees are a variety of different types that will grow to an average of about 50-60 feet tall when full grown.
Carew Street, Liberty Heights and Indian Orchard neighborhoods are a few locations where trees will be planted in front of sidewalks over the next couple of weeks.
City Forester Edward Casey makes sure that when trees are lost, new ones are replaced. “As trees are removed we try and plant at least a tree for a tree back onto the streets, and ideally we’d like to be planting 2 or 3 trees for every tree we lose,” says Casey.
The new trees raise property value and add beauty to the streets of Springfield.