Trees in somerville

Increased tree canopy means cleaner air and water, cooler temperatures and happier people! You can read more about the benefits of trees here. Over the next year we will plant 100 trees in partnership with the City of Somerville and volunteers, and implement a volunteer tree watering program. Younger trees need to be watered more frequently because their limited root systems can't reach water underground--volunteer to water, and help establish a tree that will be here for generations!


We have planted 80 trees and will plant the remaining 20 spring 2019.

Sign up below to receive seasonal updates about the tree planting project and get information about planting and watering opportunities.

Tree Locations

Adopt a Tree

Photo: Erica Wood

Photo: Erica Wood

All it takes is you and a bucket to keep a new tree alive! We'll supply the bucket and instructions--it's easy! It's crucial to keep young trees watered, and your short term investment will allow a healthy tree to flourish for generations. Use the form above to sign up.

Are you part of an organization that wants to volunteer? We can organize a tree watering opportunity. Contact Erica Wood at for more information.

Benefits of Trees

Read more about the benefits of trees here.



City of Somerville, Partners Health Care, East Somerville Main Streets, Groundwork Somerville, The Nature Conservancy, Somerville Climate Action