Tree walk Sept. 25

Sep 19, 2022

The Dartmouth Tree Committee will host a tree walk on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The walk, which will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., will begin at the Congregational Church located at 17 Middle St.

Once at the starting spot, walkers can pick up a map, hear from an arborist, and then set off on a self-guided tour of about 30 magnificent tree species.

Along the route, walkers will meet a tree whose ancestry dates back 270 million years, the state trees of Maine, Rhode Island and Maine, a huge tree from London that survived coal pollution, native trees loved by bees and hummingbirds, and one invasive now banned from propagation.

According to the committee, the goal of this walk is to reinforce how roadside trees beautify and cool Dartmouth’s streets and serve as a buffer to noisy traffic and enhance the livability of the community.

Parking for the walk is available at the Parish Center beside St. Mary’s Church, 795 Dartmouth St. — just down the road from the trek’s starting point.