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Olmsted Tree Sponsorship

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Tree Sponsorship Program. The objective of the Olmsted Tree Society is to protect and regenerate the trees, tree canopy and parkway trees of the Emerald Necklace park system, and to educate citizens about their care and value to the urban landscape. This program offers many levels of support from sponsoring an existing Heritage tree to planting a new tree to the maintenance of trees.

To join the Society and help care for trees, donate online, download the application to send via mail or contact Susan Knight, Director of Development, 617-522-2700. Donors can double the terms of sponsorship by doubling the contribution. At the end of the sponsorship period the donor has the opportunity to renew at the then current contribution level. Commemorative Plaques: Contributions of $5000 or above include a tree plaque, if desired. It will have the Botanical and common name of the tree, donor personalized inscription and year of donation.

$25,000 Legacy Tree Care and Succession Plan

15 year sponsorship
Legacy trees are 48”+ in diameter; many are over 100 years old. Sponsorship includes special tree care as well as planting of a replacement tree to ensure the continuity of the tree canopy.

$15,000 Heritage Tree Care

15 year sponsorship
Heritage Trees are over 32” in diameter and will receive specialized care to ensure health and longevity.

$10,000 Plant a Park Tree (limited availability)

10 year sponsorship
Includes the planting, care, watering and maintenance of a new tree.

$5,000 Mature Tree Care

5 year sponsorship
Ensures tree care for mature trees 15” – 32” in diameter.

$2,500 Plant a Parkway Tree

2 year sponsorship
Includes the planting, care, watering and maintenance of a Parkway tree.

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Donate online

or contact Susan Knight at 617-522-2700,
sknight@emeraldnecklace.org

Tree Sponsorship Program and Application (PDF)

Establishing the Olmsted Tree Society

Activities of the Olmsted Tree Society will be managed by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in concert with Boston Parks & Recreation, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Brookline Parks and Open Space.