Tree Programs within the City of Concord: Sustainable Tree Program
***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUSTAINABLE TREE PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19***
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. 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.
Concord Insider tree issue
The Concord Insider published a tree-themed issue on April 2, 2019. Learn more about what is being done in the City of Concord to preserve our urban canopy.
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
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.