Join us on Friday, September 9!
Legacy Tree Visit: Sycamores of the Deerfield River
Join us to celebrate the past with a site visit to the Deerfield River to honor the sycamore trees that play a critical role in the ecosystem and the watershed.
The Deerfield River forms a significant portion of the landscape of the Connecticut River Valley. Within this ecosystem, sycamore trees play an important role in stabilizing the soil along river banks. In some locations, these trees have grown for more than 100 years and have reached diameters over seven feet! Join us for two site visits to honor these giants and discuss the life-sustaining benefits they provide. We’ll discuss recommendations contained in a 2018 Conway School student project that focused on ecological resilence in Deerfield.
- 10:00 a.m.: Meet in person at the Sunderland Public Library (20 School Street, Sunderland, MA) to visit trees along the river in nearby Riverside Park, which has an accessible walkway.
- At 11:00 a.m., we’ll depart for Historic Deerfield (a 13 minute drive), where we’ll gather on Old Main Street in front of the Deerfield Inn (81 Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA) to visit sycamores and other large trees in Historic Deerfield proper.
- At noon, we’ll wrap up our tour and discussion; those who wish can gather informally at nearby Tree House Brewing (1 Community Place, Deerfield, MA).
- This event will take place rain or shine, with cancellation happening only if severe weather is in the forecast.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
Registration for this event has closed.
Photo at top: Members of the Class of 2014 visit a Legacy Tree in Sunderland, MA.