Beautify Center Street

Join you neighbors and make Centre Street look and smell amazing. We'll be planting daffodil bulbs and shrubs, and we'll spread mulch on street trees. If you can, please come with a wheelbarrow and/or a shovel. Meet at Mozart Park. RSVP to info@hydejacksonsquare.org so that we have enough coffee and breakfast snacks for you.

Coffin Wild Flower Reservation

This sanctuary is one of seven owned by the Society. Hilly woods, a brook, and 1,256 feet of sandy shore and tidal marsh make up the 177-acre sanctuary, which borders lovely Merrymeeting Bay, well-known for its diversity of waterfowl. This hike along the trails will take us through woodlands that border the east side of the bay to a large, old stand of bigtooth aspen and fascinating freshwater estuary plants that are limited to this rare habitat type. Bring binoculars if you have them; be prepared to get your feet wet! Habitat: estuary and mixed hardwood-conifer forest
Known For: freshwater estuary plants
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Program Code: FDT8029
Instructor: Ted Elliman, botanist and author of "Wild Flowers of New England"

Native Plants for Professionals

Join Dan Jaffe to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less-familiar native species to your plant palette. Program Code: HOR1200
Instructor: Dan Jaffe
Cosponsor: Ecological Landscape Alliance

Plane trees planted by Casey Arborway, Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Casey Arborway: Tree Planting Continues Two Years After Clearcutting

Tree by tree, sections of the Casey Arborway are being replanted. On Tuesday, resident Clay Harper noticed 21 plane trees being planted along the western section of the massive project. The plantings come two years after clearcutting of hundreds of trees around Forest Hills Station. By the time the road realignment project is completely done - current estimates put that at Spring 2018 - MassDOT says the area will have 400 more trees than when the project began. We've been following the Casey Arborway project's ups and down for years.

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Detail: Toole Square final plan

Casey Arborway Milestone: First New Trees to be Planted

Remember the winter of 2015? If the 100-plus inches of snow didn't depress you, there was the chopping down of more than a hundred trees around Forest Hills for the Casey Arborway project. Now for the good news, nature lovers: The first trees of the mammoth project will soon be planted. The Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that week after next contractors plan to start planting trees in the area where the permanent median of the Arborway will be. It was just one line in MassDOT's latest "Three-week Look-ahead," but it should bring a smile to everyone who hated seeing those 160 trees cut down.

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