Calendar of Events

2018

  • January
    19th GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room
  • March
    16th GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room
  • April

    8th Vernal Pool Walk, Babcock Preserve, 2-4 PM
    Join us as we explore the vernal pools of the Babcock Preserve and the forest that sustains them with Michael Aurelia, Professional Wetland Scientist and Denise Savageau, retired Conservation Director. Learn about vernal pools as a unique forested wetland habitat, what defines them, and the critters that need them to survive.

    Meet in the North Street parking lot. This is an easy to moderate walk. Please wear waterproof, walking or hiking shoes. Must be able to traverse uneven ground.
    Walk is free of charge but please RSVP to JoAnn Messina at: treeconserv@optonline.net

    26th Arbor Day Tree Planting at the GTC Heirloom Orchard at the Malkin Preserve, 2 PM
    Please join us for the opening of the Apple Orchard in partnership with the Greenwich Land Trust and celebrate our becoming a Tree City USA and a Level II designated national Arboretum at 2 PM at 20-28 Pheasant Lane.

    27th Tree Party, 6:30-8:30 PM, Mc Ardles Greenhouse
    Please join us at our Arbor Day Tree Party , this is our annual fundraiser so please visit our homepage and view our invitation.

  • May
    20th, 2-4 PM Tree Walk at Byram Park with Bruce Spaman, Town Tree Warden
  • June
    1st GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room

    10th, GTC OPEN HOUSE, 3-5 pm, Montgomery Pinetum,
    Garden Education Center building, 2nd floor, live music and a family scavenger hunt in the Pinetum.

  • September
    9th,  2-4 PM
    Byram Park Tree Walk with Bruce Spaman (postponed from Spring)

    21st GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room

  • October
    1st 4:30 to 6:00pm.
    American Chestnut Harvest
    across the street from 18 Burning Tree Road
    Join Greenwich Land Trust and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy Monday October 1st from 4:30pm to 6:00pm as we harvest chestnuts from the American chestnut Sanctuary and discuss efforts underway to restore this majestic tree to Connecticut forests. The American chestnut was nearly driven to extinction by a catastrophic disease a century ago. Through the decades-long efforts of the American Chestnut Foundation, and local partnerships with organizations like the Greenwich Land Trust and Greenwich Tree Conservancy this vital American tree is returning to its native range! Steve Conaway, PhD will guide participants in harvesting chestnuts and show how the nuts will be grown to propagate a new generation of disease-resistant trees.
  • October
    13th,  2-4 PM
    Fall Family Festival at the GEC. An afternoon event of old fashioned family fun. “Who lives here?” themed Scavenger hunt. Hot cider, leaf arts and bird houses.

    14th,  2-3:30 PM
    Audubon Year of the Bird Partnership Program: Why Trees are Important to the Birds You Love. Focus on tree ecology and the cycles of trees.

    20th
    Partners 4 Plants, Done in a Day invasive removals. Please join us to eradicate invasive vines and plant trees with our town partners.

  • November
    Sunday, 4th. 2:00-3:30pm. Trees and Birds Program at Audubon Greenwich with Senior Naturalist Ted Gilman
  • November
    16th GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room

Previous Events

GTC 2017- 10th Year CALENDAR

  • JAN
    20th GTC Annual Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room
  • MARCH
    8th Winter Tree Walk:The Sugar Bush partnering with GLT; 10:30-12:30; Duck Pond Hill Preserve
    11th Maple Tree Tapping; partnering with GLT; 1-3 PM; Mueller Preserve
    17th GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room
  • APRIL
    Sunday, 8th Vernal Pool Walk with Denise Savageau & Michael Aurelia, Babcock Preserve.
    Realtors Workshop at Sam Bridge
    22nd Earth Day celebrations
    28th Arbor Day – Tree Party 6:30-8:30; McArdles Greenhouse
  • MAY
    Mid-May Sunday afternoon Tree Walk in Byram Park with Bruce Spaman. 2pm.
    19th GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM; Mazza Room, Town Hall
    21st Reception and Announcement of Trails 2 and 3 of Town Arboretum with Tree Walk, Bruce Park; 2-4 PM
    The Tree Conservancy Arboretum is Growing in Bruce Park Opening Ceremony and Tree Walk:Sunday, May 21st 2-4pm.

    Please join us for a reception as we celebrate the expansion of our Arboretum Initiative in Bruce Park.

    Refreshments and a tour of the new Arboretum extension with Town Tree Warden Bruce Spaman.

    The growing Bruce Park Arboretum is the first phase of the Tree Conservancy’s vision for a town wide Arboretum enhancing all town parks with suitable plantings.

  • JUNE

    Sunday, 17th 3-5pm – Father’s Day Afternoon Open House at Garden Education Center with live music and a family scavenger hunt in the Pinetum.
    Greenwich Tree Conservancy Champion and Notable Tree Walk saturday, 10th at 2pm
    Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford Ct.

    Please join us for a tour of Bartlett Arboretum’s Champion and Notable Trees. Not often will a person find trees in Connecticut much older than 100 years. The Bartlett Arboretum has over 20 trees of notable or champion status, many of which were planted by F.A. Bartlett when the property was used as the research laboratory of the Bartlett Tree Company.

    Tour will begin on the Homestead terrace. Please note that we have been asked to enter at the gatehouse on High Ridge Road and park in main parking lot to the right.
    Rain date: Saturday, 17th 2pm.

    10th Anniversary Celebration Concert at the Seaside Garden at Greenwich Point Sunday, 25th 5:30-6:30 PM

    The Greenwich Tree Conservancy, in conjunction with the Friends of Greenwich Point and the Greenwich Point Conservancy, invite you to join us at our woodwind concert to celebrate trees.

    The Madera Winds is a woodwind quintet that plays lively, upbeat and energetic music. The quintet features Janet Atherton, clarinet; Kerry Walker, flute; Rosemary Dellinger, bassoon; Ralph Kirmser, oboe; Zachary Glavan, horn.

    The celebratory program will highlight the beauty and benefits of trees. A demonstration on how reeds are made will be included so bring your little musicians along!

    Free of charge. Rain location TBD

    For more information on all events visit our website at:www.greenwichtreeconservancy.org or call 203/869-1464. And reserve for all events at treeconserv@optonline.net.

  • SEPT
    22nd GTC Board Meeting, 10:00 AM, Mazza Room, Town Hall
  • OCT
    16th Awesome Tree Contest entry deadline.
    22nd Forest Bathing Tree Walk with Jeffrey Wyant 1-3pm Seven Bridges Foundation. Reservations required.
    27th Awesome Tree Contest Finalists notified.
  • NOV
    5th Tree Walk with Town Tree Warden Bruce Spaman 1:30pm – 3pm. Meet at Bruce Park Playground.
    5th Awesome Tree Contest Awards Reception 3-5pm Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.

  • Sun. October 16th, 2016, 2-4 PM: Seven Bridges Foundation: Art & Tree Walk with Bruce Spaman
  • June 12th, 2016 Greenwich Town Arboretum & Trail Opening Celebration at 4:30 pm. Details
  • April 2nd, 2016 Panel Discussion at Sam Bridge Nursery.Details
  • April 29th, 2016 Tree Party at McArdle’s Greenhouse, 6:30 pm
  • Seven Bridges Foundation: Art & Tree Walk with Bruce Spaman.Sunday, October 25th at 2 PM.Please note: we expect this event to be rescheduled.
  • Doug Tallamy join us to discuss The Living Landscape.Thursday, October 29th, 10 AM Audubon Greenwich. More.
  • April 1st, 2015 PURA Hearing.Details
  • April 22nd, 2015 — 5% Day at Whole Foods. Details
  • April 24th, 2015— Arbor Day; Tree Planting Ceremony and Tree Party at McArdle’s Greenhouse.Click here for photos!
  • March 26th, 2015— Gregory Huse, Smithsonian Gardens Arborist & Tree Collection Manager, Lecture at GEC at 7 PM
  • January 1st, 2015 New Year’s Day Tree Walk at Montgomery Pinetum from 1-3 PM with Tree Warden Bruce Spaman More
  • November 9th, 2014 — Awesome Tree Contest Awards Ceremony More
  • October 20th, 2014 — Deadline for Nominations for Awesome Tree ContestMore
  • October 2nd, 2014 — Board Trip to Seven Bridges, 5-7 PM
  • Annual Tree Party April 25th, 2014, McArdle’s Greenhouse.Click here for photos
  • Greenwich Tree Conservancy Tour of the New York Botanical Gardens Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
    Hosted by Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at NYBG and author of the recently published Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden.
  • Tree Rings and the History they Reveal January 24th, 2013
    Dendrologist Neil Pederson, PhD, Lamont Research Assistant Professor, Tree Ring Laboratory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.
    In celebration of the Jewish New Year for Trees, Tu B’Shevat, Dr. Pederson lectured on how ancient trees and timbers from human structures are used to broaden our understanding of history. From the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire to the construction of buildings and boats locally and globally, trees are the environmental historians, which reveal events long faded from human memory and historical documents; including how the tree ring cores taken from the Bush-Holley house reveal its construction history.

Sponsored by the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, the Greenwich Historical Society, the Bruce Museum, and the Greenwich Reform Synagogue.

  • Greenwich Tree Conservancy and The Garden Education Center present Michael A. Dirr Lectures Monday, April 8th, 2013, 10 AM: What’s New in Viburnum & HydrangeaChrist Church Parish Hall, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CTTickets: $40.00 per lecture (or $75 for both morning and evening events)Please purchase tickets by going to: www.gecgreenwich.org/michaeldirr.html
  • Greenwich Tree Conservancy and The Garden Education Center present Michael A. Dirr Lectures Monday, April 8th, 2013, 6 PM: Book signing followed by lecture: In Praise of Noble TreesGreenwich Country Day School 401 Old Church Road Greenwich, CT 06830 Tickets: $40 per lecture (or $75 for both morning and evening events) Please purchase tickets by going to: www.gecgreenwich.org/michaeldirr.html
  • Habitat Oases for Migrating Songbirds April 28th, 2013, 2-4 PM
    Montgomery Pinetum, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT Join Audubon’s Patrick Comins and Michelle Frankel for a special presentation and walk through Greenwich’s Montgomery Pinetum to learn about simple ways to enhance our backyards, school grounds and public parks to provide quality habitat for migrating songbirds.

Sponsored by Greenwich Tree Conservancy, Audubon Connecticut, Bruce Museum, and Garden Education Center

  • SUMMER SOLSTICE PICNIC AND TREE WALK FRIDAY, JUNE 21st, 2013, 6 PM to 8 PM
    Celebrate the longest day of the year with the Greenwich Tree Conservancy at Greenwich Point. Join us for a bring-your-own picnic beginning at 6 PM at the Cow Barn picnic area (in event of storm we will meet at the Innis Arden Cottage). This will be followed by a tree walk, at 7 PM led by Superintendent of Parks and Trees, Bruce Spaman and Conservation Director, Denise Savageau. Learn about the importance of coastal forests as habitat and the challenges of maintaining this habitat relating to invasive species and storm events. The walk is free but reservations are necessary at treeconserv@optonline.net.