Will the spruce and fir disappear from our mountains? Will maple sugaring become a thing of the past? Or will the woods of the future look the same as they do today? Join Manomet's Applied Forest Scientist Jennifer Hushaw at Newton Cemetery as she tells us how the climate is changing, what it means for our forests, and how healthy forests are one of our best tools for combating the challenge of climate change.
As an urban forest, the Cemetery’s mature canopy plays an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change. The Cemetery has an active tree planting program to sustain its canopy coverage that assesses the survivability of newly planted trees in a changing climate and long term outcomes of planting decisions made now.
An active cemetery and accredited arboretum, Newton Cemetery was founded in 1855 during the garden cemetery movement. It is a private, nonprofit organization serving all faiths in the Greater Boston area. The grounds are open to the public daily.