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Sponsor a Tree to Honor Our Neighbors & Loved Ones Who Lost Their Lives to Covid-19

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Honor Our Newton Loved Ones with a Sustainable Tree Memorial

TREE PROJECT GOALS

Plant 100 Trees to Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives to Covid-19 in Newton
Trees symbolize life, connection, strength and ancestry. The Green Newton Youth Leadership Program developed a plan to plant young trees to help our community look ahead to renewed vitality and balance in our lives while remembering the precious lives we lost.
The vision is for this project to offer a way to come together as a community to create something beautiful at a very difficult time. The 4C Tree Project's goals are to:

  • provide a beautiful living memorial to loved ones lost to Covid-19.
  • remind us of our need to care for our world.
  • capture carbon by planting trees, to help address climate change.

Support the Environment and Help Restore the Tree Canopy in Newton
Trees offer a place to reflect, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities.

  • Planting trees protects the environment and our future by removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere, thereby fighting the climate crisis.
  • The number of street trees in Newton has dwindled from 40,000 in the 1970's to roughly 20,000 today.
  • Planting trees prevents soil erosion and contributes to clean our water supplies.
  • Trees offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife.

Trees will be planted this Spring and Fall by the Newton City Forester on Newton Public Land.

Donations on this page go toward the Green Newton Youth Leadership 4C Tree Project, not to Green Newton membership or other projects.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Can you help water the trees for the first two years, to help keep them robust as they establish their root systems? To learn more:

  • Check the YES box during your donation checkout. OR
  • Send an email to Trees@GreenNewton.org

AFTER YOU DONATE

  • You will receive updates with information about the Tree Planting Project, and
  • You will quickly start to receive Green Newton's weekly local environmental e-newsletter.
Please consider becoming a member of Green Newton at GreenNewton.org/donate, to support all of Green Newton's important work protecting the environment in Newton and fighting climate change at the local level.