Together We Can Save The Commonwealth’s
Urban & Community Forests
"We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted.... So any nation which in its youth lives only for the day, reaps without sowing, and consumes without husbanding, must expect the penalty of the prodigal whose labor could with difficulty find him the bare means of life."
Theodore Roosevelt’s "Arbor Day-A Message to the School-Children of the United States," April 15, 1907.
Are Gas Leaks Killing Precious Shade Trees in Your Community?
If so, you can take action now that generations will appreciate long into the future!
Now may be the perfect time to join the communities of Brookline, Hingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Milton, Nahant, Quincy, Revere and Saugus where we are finding tree damaging gas leaks.
As you may be aware from recent stories in media outlets, or in our letter to cities and towns, the urban forests in Massachusetts and across this country are at risk due to potentially damaging natural gas leaks along municipal streets. Shade trees are valuable and cherished assets in every municipality and gas leaks that occur in the vicinity of these trees are choking the root systems of oxygen and thus causing the death of trees that are irreplaceable! The gas utilities have a responsibility, by law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to identify and repair these harmful gas leaks. Up until now, communities have had little clout in getting the gas utilities to repair these leaks.
The Massachusetts Public Shade Tree Trust was formed to help protect the Urban & Community Forests across the Commonwealth, and assist cities and towns in recovering compensation from the gas utilities for past and current tree damages. Joining the Trust gives your community the ability to seek the financial restitution that is long overdue and, more importantly, helps put a stop to the leaks that are killing your trees.
If your Tree Warden, your conservation committee or community environmentalists are concerned about trees dying today, or are perplexed about the reasons trees are dying along roadways, then call us now for a gas leak survey demonstration in your community, and to request a presentation at your office about this disturbing, costly problem.
We to invite you to browse this site to learn more about saving your urban forest. Learn how leaks from the natural gas pipeline system can damage and kill trees.
Request a presentation for your staff by using this on-line form, or by calling our office at (774) 922-4626.