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Friends of Manchester Trees

Manchester’s Tree Canopy Grows

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21 Trees Arrived on April 15, 2024

Liriodendron tulipifera, Ulmus americana, Liquidambar styraciflua, Quercus alba. More commonly known as Tulip tree, American Elm, Sweet Gum, and White Oak, these are just some of the twenty-one new trees planted around Manchester this week. Every spring, for the past fifty-one years, the Friends of Manchester Trees (FOMT) has been adding to Manchester’s tree canopy to create a healthier and more beautiful town.  With the financial support of members and with permission from the DPW, our local non-profit plants trees on public streets, in parks, and in cemeteries. There are countless benefits to planting trees in an urban or suburban environment, including cleaner air and water, support for wildlife, and happier residents. ​If you’d like a new Acer rubrum (Red Maple) in your front yard or want to plant a Cladrastris kentuckea (Yellowwood) in honor of someone, FOMT wants to know.  Planning for spring planting in 2025 is officially underway.​

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To provide support for the planting, preservation, and care of trees in the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea.


The Friends...

  • Provide funding for the planting of new Town trees.

  • Encourage and foster the planting, preservation, care, and maintenance of trees and shrubs in the parks and public lands in the Town of Manchester.

  • Advocate respect for the aesthetic, ecological, and horticultural value of trees for the benefit of every resident.

  • Provide input to the Town regarding decisions for removal of dead or diseased trees.

  • Research, assess, and communicate timely information  for the care and preservation of trees in cooperation with Town leadership and residents' interests.

  • Collect and disseminate timely information to appropriate public officials and concerned citizens regarding their care and preservation.

Discover the many programs we undertake to support our mission. 

Join your neighbors in the Manchester community to ensure the health of our trees and natural beauty of our town.

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Featured Plantings
April 2024

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