Eagle Eye Institute, based in Somerville, provides hand-on exploratory learning on environmental topics and career-bridging to natural resource fields for urban people, with an emphasis on underserved youth. Eagle Eye is currently orchestrating a national Trees Are My Friends campaign designed to get people of color and other city residents actively involved in care and planting of street trees.
The urban forest plays an important role in Boston’s landscape. The urban forest consists of all the treed areas in Boston including street and yard trees, woodland areas, and parks. Trees contribute to the well-being of our communities environmentally, socially and economically. For example, urban forests can moderate local climate, filter air pollutants, store storm water and reduce run-off, increase biodiversity and provide wildlife habitat. Trees accent our buildings, define our public and private spaces, and improve our psychological well-being.
Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.
The MTWFA was formed in 1913 to provide a forum for professional tree managers to share their concerns for a common cause … the shade trees growing in our communities. Membership is open to tree wardens and foresters as well as advocates of tree preservation at many levels.
This ever-changing living museum — New England’s premier wildflower garden — has more than 1600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens, as well as the unique “New England Garden of Rare and Endangered Plants.”
The Arnold Arboretum is a research and educational institution. It manages a collection of hardy trees, shrubs, and vines located on 265 acres in Boston, Massachusetts and associated herbarium and library collections.
This site, provided by UMass Extension, provides educational horticulture information to Green Industry professionals i.e. grounds managers, arborists, nursery operators, landscape contractors and garden center managers in Massachusetts.
The Urban Ecology Institute works to promote the stewardship of healthy urban ecosystems by improving science and civic education for middle and high school youth and by working with urban communities to protect and restore natural resources.