Funding provided through the Massachusetts Gateway Cities Program allowed the City to establish a municipal nursery in the Spring of 2016.
A portion of the trees planted last spring are available, for free, for residential properties located in Holyoke. You must be a Holyoke resident to be eligible. This is not-negotiable.
Please contact the Holyoke Conservation Commission at show contact info to inquire about tree species and varieties that are available.
Generally, we are trying to increase biodiversity and provide shade throughout the City. To that end, smaller fruit trees are not available at this time.
Again, please call 413/322-5615 if you would like to learn more about tree species that are available to you if you are a resident of Holyoke.
Request Trees for Your Downtown Property!
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has allocated funding for private property tree plantings within downtown Holyoke during the 2014 and 2015 planting seasons. DCR will supply high-quality nursery stock trees to property owners and will coordinate the procurement and planting process for all eligible property owners. To request a tree, or trees, for your property at no cost to you please call DCR’s Holyoke hotline directly by dialing 617-626-1473. Make sure you include your name, address and phone number to allow the DCR’s forester and arborist to schedule a follow-up site visit to assess suitability for planting and species options.
If you are interested in having street trees planted near your property, at no initial cost to you, please fill out the City’s tree form below. Once you have filled out the form, please forward it to the Conservation Commission office. It should be noted that your property must be in DCR’s target planting area in order to be eligible for tree plantings for the 2014/2015 planting season. Requests in the target area will be fulfilled first; requests outside of the target area may be fulfilled in the Fall of 2015.