Join us at Brookline’s first Spring Fest on Saturday, May 7th at Olmsted Park, Allerton Overlook from 11 AM to 2 PM. The Spring Festival will be a celebration of trees, including a kickoff of the Town’s recently completed Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan and an Arbor Day planting and proclamation. Learn why trees are a critical tool for building a climate-resilient community, and the exciting work that's being done by our community partners: Brookline Mothers Out Front, Brookline GreenSpace Alliance, Olmsted 200 and the Brookline Arts Center!
The event will include family-friendly activities such as yard games, crafting stations, a tree-themed scavenger hunt, food and music. Town forestry staff will conduct a live pruning demonstration, and share tree care resources, including information on how residents can apply for a free tree.
11am Tree ID Walk
12pm Arbor Day Ceremony
1pm Tree Care 101 (Pruning Demonstration) & Allerton Overlook Spring Planting
The event will take place in Olmsted Park in collaboration with the National Association for Olmsted Parks’ “Olmsted 200” initiative, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted, a renowned landscape architect and conservationist, was known for his commitment to creating thoughtfully designed, community-oriented open spaces and sustainable landscapes. Olmsted Park is a perfect example of his exemplary work, and is considered one of Brookline’s most valuable open space resources. Not only does the park serve as a critical habitat corridor, but also boasts the second largest historic forest in the Emerald Necklace with 17 acres of forest cover. The effects of Olmsted’s appreciation for diverse, robust canopy coverage can be seen today and his legacy continues with Brookline’s ongoing efforts to preserve and grow the town’s urban forest.