Tree Information & Resources

Arbor Day Growth Award

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Concord, New Hampshire a Tree City USA community in honor of the City of Concord’s dedication to forestry management. 

The City received the Growth Award in 2020. The Tree City USA Growth Award is presented by the Arbor Day Foundation to participating Tree City USA communities that demonstrate higher levels of tree care and community engagement during the calendar year.



Sustainable Tree Program

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Concord General Services’ Sustainable Street Tree Program is one of many ways the City of Concord continues to invest in the community’s urban forestry. The Sustainable Street Tree Program is an initiative to benefit the community with better air quality, provide shade, increase biodiversity, reduce storm water runoff, and offer a beautiful aesthetic to our city. The City of Concord currently plants approximately 25-30 trees a year within approved locations. Learn more about the Sustainable Tree Program

Bare Root and Containerized Tree Planting Workshop

Learn more about bare root and containerized tree planting in this workshop led by A.J. Dupere & Liz McKinley from the NH Division of Forests & Lands in conjunction with the City of Concord's Tree Subcommittee. A.J. and Liz share information about why bare root & containerized trees are approachable & affordable options. 

Why containerized or bare root trees? The price is low ($10-$100), you do not need to be an expert, and all you need are a shovel, work gloves, pocket knife, and a 2-cubic-foot bag of natural mulch such as wood chips or bark pieces. 

Learn from the Arborist: Tree Care for Homeowners workshop

A "Learn from the Arborist: Tree Care for Homeowners" workshop was offered by the City of Concord, in partnership with the city’s Tree Committee, to offer residents information about planting trees, pruning, and caring for trees. AJ Dupere and Cory Keeffe from the NH Division of Forests and Lands-Urban and Community Forestry Program provided the information. They were joined by City of Concord Assistant Planner Beth Fenstermacher. If you missed the workshop, you can view a recording of the workshop below.

Arbor Day Foundation Resources

Hardiness Zones

Look up your hardiness zone on the Arbor Day Foundation website to select the trees that grow well in your climate and browse their Best Tree Finder.

The Plant Hardiness Zones divide the United States and Canada into 11 areas based on a 10 degree Fahrenheit difference in the average annual minimum temperature. (The United States falls within Zones 2 through 10). For example, the lowest average temperature in Zone 2 is -50 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, while the minimum average temperature in zone 10 is +30 to +40 degrees Fahrenheit. See more.

Suggested hardiness zones have been indicated for all trees and perennials available online from the Foundation. If a range of zones, for example, zones 4-9, is indicated, the tree or perennial is known to be hardy in zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Suitable hardiness means a plant can be expected to grow in the zone’s temperature extremes, as determined by the lowest average annual temperature.

Keep in mind that local variations such as moisture, soil, winds, and other conditions might affect the viability of individual plants.

You may want to ask a local professional arborist or nursery about which trees to plant in your community.benefitsOfTrees

National Tree Benefit Calculator

The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. 

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