NEWS MARCH 2019 This is going to be big! Arbor Day Celebration • Friday, April 26,2019 For nearly 40 years, MAA members have celebrated Arbor Day on the last Friday in April by spreading the spirit of generosity and creating awareness of proper tree care across the Commonwealth. Whether in their own backyards, or at larger projects throughout the state, members have volunteered and donated professional tree care to communities and historic sites in need on Arbor Day. The MAA’s Arbor Day of Service gives tree care professionals a chance to have a direct impact in their local communities, and across the state, while drawing attention to the importance of proper tree care and tree planting. Back by popular demand: MAA’s Arbor Day Celebration This year, we’re bringing back the MAA’s group celebration. We’ve joined forces with the Trustees of Reservations to provide much-needed tree work at the oldest continuously operating farm in the country – Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. Appleton Farms is a big place with hundreds of mature trees and there’s a lot of tree work to be done. Structural pruning, removals, chipping, and stump grinding top the list. Plans for MAA’s Arbor Day Celebration include a morning of volunteer work, equipment demos and a festive midday celebration. Everyone is invited! We’re here to help While all members are invited to volunteer at Appleton Farms, we know that many members traditionally donate their time to projects in their local community. Now is the time to reach out and confirm your plans. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO: Hundreds of MAA members celebrated Arbor Day at Appleton Farms in 2004. However you decide to participate in Arbor Day 2019, the MAA will help promote your involve- ment with communication resources including planning guidelines, signs, stickers, sample news releases, checklists, and more. (continued on page 3) . Where the best in the tree industry come together.