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Newton Tree Conservancy
84 Fenwick Road
Newton, MA 02468


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The 26,000 trees that line Newton's streets make them wonderfully green, and create a beautiful, pleasant, and comfortable environment to live in. While adding to the quality of life for Newton residents, street trees also contribute to higher property values.

This part of Newton's urban forest, however, is slowly disappearing. Forty years ago, there were some 40,000 street trees in the City. This 35% decline in street trees is due to a number of factors including: age, insufficient funding for properly maintaining trees, a lack of diversity of tree species, road salt, gas leaks, various forms of damage, and disease.

Some facts you should know: Newton loses about 650 street trees each year; the City spends more annually for the removal of dead trees than for maintaining living trees; no City funds have been spent on planting street trees in the last 10 years. If this situation continues, in 40 years Newton will have lost all of its street trees.

How You Can Help

The Newton Tree Conservancy needs you to support its efforts to promote the health of Newton's trees. Here are ways to get involved:

  • CONTRIBUTE - The Newton Tree Conservancy will be formally launching fundraising later this year, but early contributions are welcome. The Newton Tree Conservancy is a non-profit organization and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). As such, contributions are tax-deductible for federal tax purposes.
  • PARTICIPATE - Help with activities such as website content, publicity, event planning and fundraising. Learn to care for trees and become a Tree Steward by taking a community forestry class or join citizen groups pruning trees or monitoring for diseases and pests, such as the imminent threat of the Asian Long Horned Beetle (see Boston Globe article). Come to our Sunday October 26, 2008 kickoff event at Newton City Hall (see News & Events page).
  • STAY IN TOUCH AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS - Sign up for our mailing list/email list if you'd like to know about future activities, and pass this brochure on to friends or neighbors who might be interested.


Become A Member

The Newton Tree Conservancy offers the following membership options:


Individual Member


Family Member


Sustaining Member








Download Membership form (80 Kb PDF, opens in new window), print, and send in with payment to:

Newton Tree Conservancy, Inc.
84 Fenwick Road
Newton, MA 02468

Please make checks payable to: Newton Tree Conservancy, Inc. All amounts are tax deductible.

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Please send us email if you would like to join our email list: info@newtontreeconservancy.org


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