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Monday, April 4, 2011

Arborists Wanted for Medford Riverbend Park, April 29 and beyond

Arbor Day is Friday, April 29th this year.

in 2010 the Massachusetts Arborists Association launched a new volunteer initiative called the Arbor Day of Service. This initiative was built on the success of the association’s traditional celebration, held for 30 years, by creating a statewide volunteer service day.

As part of the Arbor Day of Service this year, the City of Medford needs the assistance of qualified arborists to complete vista pruning and the removal of invasive species along the Mystic River in the City's Riverbend Park.

The park contains walkways used by the public for recreation, such as bicycling, walking, running, etc. Currently the area is extremely overgrown and the river is difficult to see from the walkways. The City would greatly benefit from 3-4 arborists working with the City's Tree Warden, Environmental Agent and local volunteers, such as Friends of the Mystic and Hormel/Mystic River Task Force, to identify and remove overgrown and invasive vegetation. The City could provide a chipper on site.

Anyone interested can contact Medford's Tree Warden, Aggie Tuden, at (781) 395-8695, or email her.

Or you can apply online to the Mass Arborists Association's Arbor Day of Service, at this website:


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