A Day to Honor the Sugar Maples
Age and disease have taken their toll on two of Historic Northampton’s large sugar maples and we have made the difficult decision to take them down before they fall and cause damage to either the Shepherd barn (1806) or Parsons House (1719). But cutting down a tree--especially these impressive specimens--is not something we take lightly. To honor these trees and trees everywhere, we’ve arranged a series of programs on Sunday, November 17, 2019 that focus on the trees around us.
Special Trees in Downtown Northampton
Rich Parasiliti, Tree Warden
Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Approximately 11,000 shade trees grow within public right-of-way that the City of Northampton holds along its streets and Rich Parasiliti, the City’s tree warden, is responsible for the protection and welfare of all of them. On this walking tour, Tree Warden Rich Parasiliti will highlight some of his all-time favorite trees in downtown, describing their life history and significance and the multiple values of shade trees and urban forests.
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Trees and Forests of Northampton
The Many Ways They Serve Us by Bob Leverett
Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 4:30 pm
To honor Northampton’s trees and the multiple benefits they bring to our lives, we’re pleased to welcome Bob Leverett. In this slide presentation, Bob will highlight Northampton's wealth of big championship quality trees as well as some of our special forests. Trees enhance our health, clean our air and water, calm and cool our streets and inspire us with their beauty. They are a major factor in removing carbon from the air, helping to slow climate change
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Honoring the Sugar Maples
Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Following Bob Leverett’s programs, all are welcome to gather at the sugar maple near the Historic Parsons House and consider this tree’s history--who has passed by during its life time, what are some of the major changes that have taken place since it took root.
We will read some tree-related poetry and celebrate its life.
Sponsored by Sugar Maple Trailside Inn