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Sustainable Springfield Inc. (SSI) is an environmental grass roots organization that promotes responsible planning efforts by our local governments and encourages the Springfield area citizen and business community to live and operate more sustainably. We are an information sharing network and closely ally our organization with other environmental groups in Springfield to promote their activities as well as our own.

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Urban Tree Canopy

Brochure for   Tree Canopy ProgramTree Canopy Program

Sustainable Springfield will enact a public/private partnership with property owners, beginning plantings on key entryways into Springfield that could benefit from low maintenance tree cover. SSI is requesting $30 to cover the cost of planting one tree. To Donate go to: in additional donation $30 per tree.

May 2017

After meeting with Adena, Public Works Program Coordinator and Jeff Reim, City Arborist these are the points established:

Standford will be the street that the city will partner with SSI to begin the joint venture in tree planting throughout the city.

-Target planting time: late August, early fall
-City will provide mulch and water the trees
-SSI will provide trees, labor to plant them, and water container per tree
-SSI and city will create a partnership on this project.
-The city will be handing over Clear Lake to the state, but SSI will be able to
take on one area at the bottom of the east side of the overpass to place planters, greens cape.

Tree selection: native dogwoods, redbuds, chokeberry shrubs and magnolia-no higher than 20′ with taller tree areas yet to be selected.

Take away: good first step to see how well this all will work, gives us a clear position from which to request funding.