Greens Farms Academy

An Independent Co-Ed Day School For Grades PreK-12

Sustainability

Sustainability in Action

Trees: Testing the Risk

By Tom Barry
Head Grounds Manager & Field Care Specialist

In the neighborhood where I live there used to be a beautiful alley of trees that lined the road. These trees were a part of the reason why we decided to move to that neighborhood. Last year a large grouping of these trees were cut down. Being the neighborhood tree-hugger, I called the town's Public Works Department to get some answers.

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Tree Tagging

Last year we performed an inventory on the larger trees around school, which included identification of the tree species, age class, risk rating and economic value. Throughout the year, students from the Regenerative Landscapes class teamed up with the Grounds and Tech departments to make this information accessible to the community.

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