Mark Welch, Newton’s Director of Urban Forestry, instructing residents on tree planting on Lincoln St.

Several Newton residents were out planting street trees with the Newton Tree Conservancy and the City of Newton. Home owners joined by neighbors and other residents planted nearly sixty trees purchased by the Newton Tree Conservancy. Mark Welch and his tree crew joined the planting, helping the volunteers finish digging holes started earlier in the week, place the trees and get them watered and mulched.

The home owners have all signed up to keep the trees watered over the next couple of years while the trees settle in and begin to grow. The trees planted today can be identified with their green “tree gators”, a device holding a week’s worth of water.

Tree planting and pruningĀ  courses are held by the City and the Tree Conservancy a few times a year.

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