Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Urban Tree Stewardship

Street trees in the Back Bay live a perilous life. Pollution, soil compaction, water stress, tall trucks, plastic wrapped signs, unleashed pets, invasive insects and general vandalism all take a toll. Hear what The Garden Club of the Back Bay is doing to keep our neighborhood leafy, and learn how we all can assist the City of Boston’s Department of Parks and Recreation in this important challenge. Past President Margaret Pokorny will be joined by Greg Mosman, Chief Arborist for the City of Boston, and Bob Lorie, Senior Arborist and Manager of Boston Tree Company, at our opening meeting of the 2011/2012 season on Tuesday, September 27 beginning at 7 pm.  This meeting will be open to the public, and we have departed from our usual routine and will host this panel discussion in the evening at The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue.  Free, but reservations are required.  Garden Club members will receive written notice in the mail, and others may email info@gardenclubbackbay.org to hold a spot.  Space is limited, so please respond early.  A coffee and dessert reception will follow the panel discussion.