Greening the Gateway Cities Springfield (GGC Springfield or GGCP) was created to increase tree coverage in urban areas in Massachusetts. Homeowners, business owners, and renters in the McKnight-Hill neighborhoods can get free trees on their property to shade your parking lot, porch, or building.
Residents can request a visit with a forester for trees by dialing 3-1-1 if your in the city or 413-736-3111 if outside the city.You can also sign up online by filling out this brief contact form. We do site visits year-round so it's always a good time to request a tree!
Check out some of the trees we offer here!
For a second year in a row, we've partnered with Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC) to bring you a limited time opportunity. If you sign up for two or more trees on your property for spring 2020, you are eligible for a free rain barrel!
We are seperate from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commissions annual rain barrel sale. If you qualify for a free rain barrel, a GGCP Forester will take your order when they do a site visit with you. If you do not qualify through our program and would like to buy a rain barrel from SWSC, please visit their site at http://waterandsewer.org/education-and-community/rain-barrel-program/
You can use the rain collected to water your new tree, garden, or wash your car. You just can't drink it!