Elm Street Gets an Elm Tree!


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2012 Elm Trees for Sale on Buckland Historical Society Webstore

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Attend the MA/RI Annual Chestnut Foundation Meeting with HLTP 11/14/10

Learn more about bringing the Chestnut tree back in to the Shelburne Falls, MA landscape! Contact HLTP if you want to carpool.

Tentative Schedule:

10:00 to 10:45 Board Meeting & Elections (Board ) Open to Public

11:00 to 11:30 Chestnut for Beginners II (Brad Smith)

11:30 to 11:50 Welcome and TACF WV Annual Meeting Update (Jamie,Kendra,Yvonne and all who attended)

11:50 to 12:10 New England Update (Kendra)

12:10 to 12:30 MA/RI Chapter Annual Update (Jamie,Yvonne & Charlotte)

12:30 to 1:15 Lunch

1:15 to 1:45 Chestnuts in Viterbo Italy (Brad Smith)

1:45 to 2:15 Chestnut in Pre-Industrial America (OSV’s Rich Giordano)

2:15 – 3:15 “TACF Goes to China” (Sara Fitzsimmons)

Everyone is welcome!

You may bring your own sandwich but snacks and drinks must be purchased on site at the Village Cafe.

The MA-TACF Elections and Open Board Meeting will run from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. For specific directions go to www.masschestnut.org or www.osv.org or call 508-898-9529.

Friend them on Facebook at MA/RI Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation or follow their tweets at twitter.com/masschestnut . National foundation: www.acf.org

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HLTP now on Facebook!

Please join our Facebook Page to learn about new plantings and get alerts on how to participate in a planting event.  Look us up at “Hilltown Legacy Tree Project”

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Photo Libraries Now Online

Check the “Photo Libraries” link to the right to see the several trees HLTP has planted so far.

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Map of HLTP Planting Locations

Check out the map of plantings to date!  Date and species planted, as well as the name of the sponsor is listed.

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Buckland, MA Selectmen Proclaim Town Arbor Day 4/30/10

Town of Buckland Arbor Day Proclamation

Whereas,      In 1872, J. Sterling Morton propsed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, and

Whereas,      This holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska, and

Whereas,      Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and

Whereas,      Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating
and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife, and

Whereas,      Trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products, and

Whereas,      Trees in our town increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and

Whereas,      Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.

Now, therefore, we,  the selectmen of the Town of Buckland, Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim, April 30th as Arbor Day in the town of Buckland, and we urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and our woodlands, and further, we urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well being of this and future generations.

Signed Tuesday April 27, 2010

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