The Greenwich Tree Conservancy invites you to…

A Tour and Lunch at Innisfree Garden

Millbrook, NY

May 23, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a Private Tour of the remarkable landscape of Innisfree Garden along with a visit and lunch at nearby Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Bus departs at 9:15 and returns by 3:30pm.

Boxed lunches with refreshments

Sturdy footwear recommended for this moderate intensity walk.


Greenwich Point Tree Walk

Saturday, May 6th at 1 p.m.

Greenwich Tree Conservancy and Friends of Greenwich Point are partnering to offer a Tree Walk at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Greenwich Point. The walk will be led by Lisa Beebe, Greenwich Town Arboretum curator, and Dr. Gregory Kramer, Greenwich Superintendent of Parks and Trees and Tree Warden. Beebe has labeled over fifty trees at Greenwich Point as part of the town arboretum. Space is limited; you must be registered to attend.


You’re Invited!

Join us for the 2023 Tree Party

Friday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m.

at McArdle’s Greenhouse


The Tree Doctors Are Coming!

Recorded on Thursday, March 30th


You have questions and we have answers!
Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with:
John Conte
Licensed Landscape Architect, Member Town Greenscape Committee
Dr. Gregory Kramer
Superintendent of Parks & Trees. Town Tree Warden.
Allan Fenner
Consulting Arborist
Planning a Landscape
Concerned about disease
Insect infestation
Feeding or Pruning
Learn ways to better care for your trees

You are invited to a

Discussion and Book Signing

with William Bryant Logan

Author, NYBG Instructor and Arborist


Perrot Memorial Library presents a book discussion and signing with Author, NYBG Instructor, and Arborist William Bryant Logan on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 7 pm, in the Youth Services Program Room, located in the Radcliffe Children’s Library. This event is co-sponsored by the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, the Greenwich Land Trust, and Greenwich Grown.


William Bryant Logan is the author of Oak, Sprout LandsAir and Dirt, the last of which was made into an award-winning documentary. He is on the faculty of the New York Botanical Garden and, as a certified arborist, has spent the last three decades working in trees.


“William Bryant Logan’s vision of a world in which humans and trees work together to mutual benefit — a world that has existed in the past and can exist again in the future — is cause for deep joy, for celebration and hope.”

—Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees


February 1st at 7 p.m.
Perrot Memorial Library


Winter Walk:

Identifying Trees without Leaves

February 7th – 1:00pm-2:30pm


GTC is excited to partner with Greenwich Land Trust and offer guests a chance to learn how to identify tree species during the winter at GLT’s new Converse Brook Preserve. On this guided forest walk, we will discuss ways to look closer at the diverse features of bark, branches, and buds to see a varied winter landscape. Sturdy, waterproof footwear along with warm clothes are recommended.


Location: Converse Brook Preserve


You’re Invited!!

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy and the League of Women Voters of Greenwich invite you to join us on Friday, December 9th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm for a lunch time discussion “Utility Regulation in CT: The Important Role of PURA*, A Conversation with PURA Chairwoman Marissa Gillett.
The introduction will be made by Steve Meskers, State Representative District 151 and will conclude with a 15 minute Q&A. Questions can be submitted upon registration.
PURA regulates the rates of the state’s public utilities including electric, water, natural gas, cable and telecommunications. Learn more about what this means for Greenwich residents.
* Public Utility Regulatory Authority

Updates from Greenwich Land Trust’s American Chestnut Orchard


Thursday, November 10th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm



GTC and the Greenwich Land Trust are partnering to host a special program at GLT’s American Chestnut Sanctuary. Guests will explore the test orchard and learn about the most recent efforts to restore blight resistant American Chestnuts back into the wild. They will also get a first hand view of what a blight infection can look like, what can be done for infected trees, and what the expectations are for the orchard over the next 5 or 10 years. Please dress appropriately to be outside in November.


The Great Legacy White Oak Planting Project!!


Greenwich Tree Conservancy & Greenwich Grown invite you to…

Plant Your Own White Oak Legacy Tree
Learn the story of the Charter Oak and why the white oak is our State Tree
Discover how to identify white oaks
Learn why they are so important to our ecosystem
Honor nature through art. Submit a work of inspired by an oak tree
Stay connected via email and Instagram to share growing experiences
Join our Spring Sapling Celebration to see our progress and share tips
Enjoy the rewards of planting our highest value native tree
Let’s Get Started!
Join us for a propagation workshop!
Space is limited and pre-registration is required through the links below.
Greenwich Land Trust – Thursday, Oct. 20th at 10 a.m. led by Dan Brubaker
Greenwich Botanical Center – Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 1 p.m. led by Lisa Beebe

2022 Treasured Trees Celebration!


Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m.


Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
Thursday, October 20th


Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres


Enjoy the company of GTC friends in supporting the mission of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy.

Click here to purchase your tickets!


Walking Tour of Montgomery Pinetum


Sunday, October 16th, 1:00pm-2:30pm


As part of the Greenwich Historical Society’s “Discover Greenwich” Program, we welcome you to explore Montgomery Pinetum with a guided walking tour that highlights the historic park’s impressive and inspiring display of natural beauty. The tour is organized by the Greenwich Historical Society and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy.

The tour will be led by Lisa Beebe, Curator of the Town Arboretum as well as Director of Horticulture at the Greenwich Botanical Center. The tour will feature an in-depth look at the nature and history of the park’s gardens and trails. Learn more about the story of conservationist and preservationist Colonel Robert H. Montgomery, namesake of the Pinetum, and the various trees that grow there today.


Moonlight Bruce Park Tree Walk

led by Dr. Greg Kramer


Sunday, October 9th, 6:30pm


Please join the Greenwich Tree Conservancy and Town Tree Warden, Dr. Greg Kramer, on this informative night time walk to discover what nature at Bruce Park looks like after dark.

You will have a new understanding of lichens, moss, fungi, and mushrooms as their fluorescent mineral make up comes to life illuminated by ultraviolet light.

Walking will be moderate. All ages are welcome and comfortable shoes are recommended.



Byram Park Tree Walk with Greenwich Tree Warden, Dr. Greg Kramer

Saturday, May 21st

3:00 p.m.



Please join us for an informative walk among the stately trees of Byram Park. Come learn from Dr. Kramer and enjoy the beautiful seaside setting of this town gem. Byram Park was once the site of a stone quarry and an estate known as the Anchorage.

Walking will be moderate with an optional hill climb. All ages are welcome and comfortable shoes are recommended.


You’re Invited!!

Join Us for the 2022 Tree Party


Friday, April 22nd

McArdles Greenhouse

Purchase Tickets Here

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy continues to plant, preserve and protect our urban forest. This work is made possible through the contributions of both individuals and businesses.


Sunday, December 5th Tree Walk 2:00-3:30pm Join Lisa Beebe, curator of the Greenwich Town Arboretum to learn about the specimen trees found at the Historic Putnam Cemetery. Registration will be available shortly. To receive a registration notification submit your email to



Please Join Us for A Treasured Trees Celebration!

Sam Bridge Nursery
Friday, October 15th

Treasured Trees Awards
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Enjoy the pleasure of reconnecting with GTC friends

We are excited to come together once again to enjoy each other’s company in support of the mission of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy.


Yes, I wish to attend the Treasured Trees Celebration on October 15th

Purchase Tickets Here


* TT 2021 Flyer front.
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* TT Q&A 4-2021
Click Here to Download Q&A Form

Do you have a tree on your property that you treasure for Its size, shape, or age?
A tree with a special memory or splendid spring flowers?

Nomination form and Q&A are shown below.

Deadline for Submissions Extended to August 12th

* TT Nomination Form Click Here to Download Nomination Form GTC-Treasured-Trees-Nomination-Form-revised-deadline

Thank you to everyone who entered the Awesome Tree Contest.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Winning entries can be seen Here


Shady Lanes Initiative

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy, in keeping with its vision of a healthy and beautiful town-wide community forest, announced in April 2011, its new Shady Lanes Initiative to select three main roadways each year to plant and steward trees. The 2011-2012 selected roads are: lower Lake Avenue, Sound Beach Avenue and Hamilton Avenue.


For more information, please contact us:


The Tree Doctors Are Coming!

Wednesday, March 31st,
5:30 – 6:15pm
Zoom Presentation

You have questions and we have answers!
Join us for a panel discussion with

John Conte
Licensed Landscape Architect, Member Town Greenscape Committee

Dr. Gregory Kramer
Superintendent of Parks & Trees. Town Tree Warden.
Allan Fenner
Consulting Arborist


Are you planning a landscape?
Concerned about disease
Insect infestation
Feeding or Pruning.
Learn ways to better care for your trees.

Deadline to submit your questions is March 24th!

Submit to

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy continues to plant, preserve and protect

our urban forest. This work is made possible through the contributions of
both individuals and businesses.



Bruce Park Tree Walk




Sunday, March 21st 11 am

Please join Dr. Gregory Kramer for a walk through beautiful Bruce Park to enjoy its varied and majestic trees. Bruce Park is the first park to be mapped by GTC for our town wide ArbNet accredited Arboretum.

Maps can be found here –

Dr. Kramer is Superintendent of Greenwich Parks and Trees and Town Tree Warden. Come with your questions for Dr. Kramer as he has over 25 years of horticulture work experience and holds a doctorate in plant medicine.

Space is limited due to current state regulations. 

Registration required at

To support the efforts of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy


Donate Here



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