Trees for Bloomfield
The Trees for Bloomfield Initiative is an effort of the Bloomfield Beautification Committee (BBC), the Conservation, Energy and Environment Committee (CEEC), and interested residents with the goal of providing residents a tree canopy for generations to come. In addition, because mature trees store four tons of carbon for forty years, planting trees will help to reduce carbon dioxide going into the planet’s atmosphere and mitigate climate change. These trees will also enhance our neighborhoods as well as provide shade, fall color, wildlife habitat, enrich the environment, and provide oxygen.
Current projects of the Trees for Bloomfield Initiative include:
- The Arboretum at Bloomfield Town Hall: A self-guided walking tour at 800 Bloomfield Avenue. The Arboretum was established in 2021 by the Bloomfield Beautification Committee (BBC) as part of the Trees for Bloomfield Initiative. The conservation and stewardship of our existing tree canopy is critical for our towns future and is an on-going project. By establishing the Arboretum, the BBC seeks to promote an appreciation of trees and serve as an education resource. Visit the kiosk at Town Hall, pick up a brochure with map and take a self-guided walk in any season. Trees are labeled.
- Trees Photo Contest: A joint effort of the BBC and CEEC to celebrate Bloomfield's trees. Click here to register for the 2023 photo contest.
Click here to see winners from the 2022 photo contest.
- Trees for Free with the TreeKeepers: Beginning in 2022, Trees for Bloomfield engaged residents in the Trees for Free program, planting 100 trees in census tracts with few trees. In 2023, Trees for Bloomfield will be planting 105 trees, and is need of volunteers for the TreeKeepers program, with training provided. Sign up to be a TreeKeeper here. Read about the 2022 Trees for Free program in CT Insider here.