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The Roots of our Treasured Red Oak are Breathing Easier

Great Barrington - On September 28th, twelve dedicated volunteers donned work gloves, grabbed tools and got to work to save a large red oak tree located between River Walk and the old Searles School.  This effort was led by River Walk, a project of Great Barrington Land Conservancy. Arborist, Tom Ingersoll led this effort with an explanation about the steps needed to support tree health. Large trees have an extensive and shallow root system. Compaction from vehicles and competition with grass can stress wide-spreading roots and threaten the health of trees.

Thank you 2019 Big Y River Walk Volunteers!

The mission? To help support the health of the river bank by mulching a footpath adjacent to the trail. Thursday, July 18, 2019: On an extremely hot and humid afternoon three intrepid Big Y Volunteers dug in and lent a hand on the Downstream section of Housatonic River Walk. They worked with River Walk director Christine Ward and River Walk Intern Olivia Conforti. A community volunteer was also inspired to join in.