When Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh told the Boston Herald that his city is moving forward with the creation of an urban forestry plan, he also announced the selection of Urban Canopy Works to lead the effort, together with Boston-based Stoss Landscape Urbanism. Mayor Walsh said, “Trees are an important part of making Boston’s communities resilient. This plan is the first of its kind in Boston, and it will expand and protect one of our most precious natural resources, while prioritizing the needs of our residents.” He added, “The 20-year plan will set citywide goals for canopy protection, be responsive to climate change and development, and enhance the quality of life for all Bostonians.”
Urban Canopy Works Owners Jenny Gulick and Rachel Comte are honored to receive the Woman Owned Small Business designation from the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). The SBA helps entrepreneurs launch new businesses, and compete in the marketplace. Applicants to the Women Owned Small Business Program (WOSB) must be a small business that is 51% owned by women, with women managing day-to-day operations and making long-term decisions. "We're very happy to receive this designation,” said Jenny Gulick. “To me, it symbolizes that we had the courage to take a chance, and that we believed in ourselves and our ability to succeed doing what we love.”
The best time to plant is 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
Why fall? Well, the truth is you can plant trees anytime of year (assuming the ground isn't frozen, of course). But fall is the most ideal time to plant for a number of reasons: