Southbridge Tree Planting
Planting 1,000 Trees in Southbridge
Opacum is leading a multi-year collaborative project to plant 1,000 trees in the urban neighborhoods of Southbridge. Modeled on Massachusetts’s Greening the Gateway Cities Program of urban tree planting, the goal of this project is to improve community health and provide economic benefits to Southbridge residents by improving air quality and reducing temperatures through increased tree cover. With funding from the U.S. Forest Service and trees provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we will plant 1,000 young trees (6-10 feet high) on public and private properties in Southbridge. See map below.