Bennett Hazlip: Donated trees a boost for Amherst 



Published: 01-11-2024 11:33 AM

If you bought a Christmas tree last year, you know that the price of a tree has risen significantly. Rising prices aren’t limited to Christmas trees, either — the price of trees from nurseries has been steadily rising for years.

For municipal tree committees like ours in Amherst, that translates into less buying power from a limited budget. Which is why we are so thankful for Sunderland-based Sugarloaf Gardens for donating 13 trees — big ones, too! — to the Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee. Some of these trees, cherry, yellow birch, dogwoods and maples, are worth $450 each.

Thousands of dollars’ worth of donated trees are a big deal for our budget. We can’t wait for spring to arrive so we can get them in the ground. On behalf of our committee and the entire Amherst community, thank you Sugarloaf Gardens!

Bennett Hazlip

On behalf of the Amherst
Public Shade Tree Committee

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