US Premiere of Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees

Wednesday, March 4th

Avon Theatre, Stamford CT

GTC is thrilled to bring you Dame Judi Dench for this intimate and fascinating BBC production on the remarkable secret lives of trees. Filmed over the course of a year Judi joins tree scientists and historians to discover how trees feel, communicate, fight off invading armies and manage in extreme weather.

Join us for a 6:45pm reception followed by the 60 minute film screening and Q&A with Todd Forrest, VP for Horticulture & Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden.


“I think of my trees as a part of my extended family” Judi Dench

Pre-Purchase Tickets Here

GTC supporters may use Avon member ticket price.

Greenwich Tree Conservancy in partnership with Greenwich Land Trust invites you for a Winter Walk: Trees Without Leaves

Trees Without Leaves Winter Tree Walk
Monday, January 27th
1-3 PM

On this guided walk through the 40-acre Lapham Preserve we will show you ways to look closer at the diverse features of bark, branchesand buds to understand better the rich varied winter landscape.

Walk covers some mixed terrain. All ages are welcome. Sturdy, waterproof footwear along with warm clothes are recommended. No charge.

Please sign-up HERE.

Lapham Preserve: Entrance is between 85 & 95 Richmond Hill Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Street parking available along the split rail fence.

BINNEY PARK TREE WALK Sunday, November 17th 2-4pm


Join Us for an afternoon stroll through beautiful Binney Park to view the fall foliage and recent improvements.

Dr. Greg Kramer, Superintendent of Parks & Trees and Lisa Beebe, Curator of the Town Arboretum will guide and educate us.

Family friendly and open to the public.


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Awesome Tree Contest Winners announced at Bruce Museum awards reception.
Many many thanks to everyone who participated!

2017 Awesome Tree Contest Winners
 ATC winner presentation .pptx
2017 Awesome Tree Contest Entries
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Please click on image below to see full 10th Anniversary Brochure

2500 Trees Planted on Public Lands

How We Do It

  • Through Private-Public Partnership with the Town of Greenwich
  • Using the important Right Tree, Right Place concept
  • Through our Commemorative and Memorial Tree Program
  • Through our Shady Lanes Initiative focusing on specific roads
  • With Arbor Day Tree Plantings

Educational Forums, Workshops, Speakers, Panels and Lectures

  • Environmental Symposium: partnering with community organizations
  • Forest Forensics: The Hidden Secrets of Forests, Tom Wessels
  • Protecting Trees During Construction workshop
  • Protect our Trees From Insects: Asian Long-horned Beetle workshop
  • CT Noble Tree Program discussion and workshop
  • The Book of Trees: Author Gina Ingoglia
  • Forests and the Changing Climate: Science Lecture at Bruce Museum
  • Solutions to Deforestation: Science Lecture at Bruce Museum
  • The New England Forest Ecosystem: Science Lecture at Bruce Museum
  • Power Struggle Panel: Balancing the Needs of People, Power & Trees
  • Horticulturist Michael Dirr
  • Tree Rings and the History they Reveal, Dendrologist, Neil Pederson
  • Smithsonian Gardens Arborist Greg Huse
  • Entomologist Doug Tallamy
  • Homeowners and Realtors Workshop: Panel Discussion

Annual Arbor Day Tree Party at McArdle’s Greenhouse
Educational Forums, Workshops, Speakers, Panels and Lectures

  • Family Awesome Tree Photography Contests: 5 categories to which trees are nominated and awards given
  • Branching Out Art Show: Artists created works inspired by trees in their selected mediums
  • Mother Nature Children’s Show

Town Tree Walks:

  • Bruce Park
  • Binney Park
  • Byram Park
  • Babcock Preserve
  • Montgomery Pinetum
  • Audubon Greenwich
  • Greenwich Point
  • Great Captain’s Island
  • Treetops
  • Seven Bridges Foundation

Local and State Advocacy on behalf of Greenwich Residents

  • Passed Town Tree Ordinance protecting trees on public lands
  • Testify at Tree Hearings to protect local trees
  • Utility testimony at PURA and
  • Extensive testimony at Siting Council to protect trees in Bruce Park from underground cabling; only time Siting Council has ever ruled against Utility
  • Member of State Vegetation Management Task Force

Tree Projects

  • Parking Parks: Green town parking lots
  • Arboretum: Inventory and label town trees

Community Partners

  • Garden Education Center
  • Audubon Greenwich
  • Greenwich Land Trust
  • Greenwich Green and Clean
  • Bruce Museum
  • Greenwich Libraries
  • League of Women Voters of Greenwich
  • Greenwich Arts Council
  • Greenwich United Way
  • Greenwich Community Gardens
  • Greenwich Garden Clubs
  • Greenwich Point Conservancy
  • Friends of Greenwich Point

Print Brochures

  • Commemorative Tree Program
  • Why it is Important to Plant Trees
  • What are my Tree Rights relating to Public Utilities?
  • You can’t Unchop a Tree
  • Mission/Membership