Upcoming Events

Stay tuned here for upcoming events!

We're busy this summer and focused on our Teen Urban Tree Corps (TUTC) program. Follow their work here!


As more opportunities become available, we'll share them on this website.


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Past Events

Free Tree Giveaway!

Plant a tree in your yard and help build a neighborhood orchard and urban forest.


Saturday May 11th 10am-12pm

HERO Hope Garden, 424 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester

With support from Hancock Natural Resource Group and John Hancock


Types of trees available:

Persimmon, Chinese apricot, Sour cherry, Amelanchier Serviceberry, Fig

Trees were gone in less than an hour! They were made available a first come first serve basis.

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Preserving Urban Trees in Vancouver, BC

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

ImpactHub Boston, 50 Milk Street, 5th floor, Meridian Lecture Hall

Andrea served four terms in local government, including three on Vancouver’s City Council where she championed a number of initiatives including the results-driven, award-winning Greenest City Action Plan, an effort to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020. As part of this work, Andrea oversaw the development and implementation of the City’s first ever Urban Forest Strategy which was a comprehensive effort to improve the size and quality of the city’s tree canopy through retention, canopy management and new plantings. Through collaboration with community, experts and the business community, the UFS has brought in a number of significant changes including a strict tree protection bylaw, better ecological practices for trees on public lands with attention to bidoversity and climate adaptation, and an Urban Ranger program for management of trees on private lands. The results have been impressive with 105,000 new plantings and an estimated 3,000 trees per year retained

Community Gardening Day at Geneva Ave H.E.R.O. Community Nurturing Garden
Saturday, October 13th, 12pm - 4pm

Fall is a perfect time to garden! Join us in creating a new space that celebrates community space, urban gardening, relationship-building, and neighborhood resilience! This event has been made possible with generous support from Epsilon and American Forests. Community partners for this project include Boston Food Forest Coalition, HomeHarvest, Farmers Collaborative, and H.E.R.O. Nurturing Center.

Geneva Avenue H.E.R.O. Community Nurturing Garden

424-428A Geneva Avenue, Dorchester

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Ever wanted to learn how to site and plant a tree? Join us at Boston Nature Center to find out how - and plant!

Sunday, October 30th, 12 - 3pm @ BNC

What a great event! Thank you Ben Crouch for teaching us the importance of siting, preparing the root ball, and how to properly dig a pit.

Learn how to identify and measure trees at our first Tree Inventory Workshop in the Lower Roxbury/South End neighborhoods.

Saturday, September 22nd, 1-4pm @ Boston YMCA

Handouts from day can be found here.

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