The Ellis South End Neighborhood Associationâ€™s Green Committee hosts a panel from Bostonâ€™s Urban Forest Coalition to discuss â€œUrban Forests: The Future of Bostonâ€™s Treesâ€ on Monday, October 20th from 6 â€“ 8:00 pm at the Lyric Stage located at 140 Clarendon St. in the South End. Thanks to the generosity of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, admission is free.
Panelists include representatives from the Urban Ecology Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the City of Boston Park’s Department. Topics to be discussed are: the results of the Urban Ecology Institute’s Street Tree Inventory, particularly what it reveals about the South End, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill; the impending threat posed to maple trees by the introduced pest, the Asian Longhorn Beetle, which has been discovered as close as Worcester; and Grow Boston Greener Campaign, a collaboration between the City of Boston and its partner Bostonâ€™s Urban Forest Coalition to plant 100,000 trees in Boston by the year 2020.
The Ellis South End Neighborhood Association, founded over 50 years ago, is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the historic South End as well as ensuring that it remains a diverse, vibrant and safe community for residents and visitors. For more information, please visit www.ellisneighborhood.org.