information for appleton volunteers

Your contribution will go a long way toward helping to protect and preserve the trees on this beautiful and historic property. You’ll also enjoy a celebratory day filled with good food and great friends.

Work Zone assignments can be expected the week prior to the event. Bring as many people - and as much equipment - as you’d like. There is more than enough work for everyone!

As you and your team prepare for Arbor Day of Service, we would like the following items:

MANDATORY:  Complete a company volunteer waiver
Click link to be brought to an online volunteer waiver form. 
- We must have a waiver for all companies volunteering on the property that day. 
- Please have your company owner complete a waiver or bring a signed waiver to the job site.
- For a printable waiver, click here.

RSVP for optional pre-event briefing.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:00 pm at Ken's Steak House in Framingham. 
Volunteers are encouraged to attend this meeting to receive maps, zone assignments and general logistics for the day.  Attendance is not required! Those not in attendance will have information sent to them via email.  Please RSVP for the Pre-Event briefing by clicking HERE.

At your earliest convenience, please let us know which crew members will be attending the event at Appleton Farms.  Complete the roster here.

Complete the T-SHIRT ORDER FORM  - by April 10th please.
T-shirts have been ordered.  Thanks to those who already placed orders - if you did not place an order, we will have extras available at the event!



Preliminary Schedule of Events - subject to change:

7:00 AM:   Arborist Arrival and Setup.  You will be guided to the zone where you'll be working.

9:30 AM:   Coffee & Donuts and More.  Carry on with your work!  Trustees staff will be delivering fresh donuts and coffee to the zone hub stations.

Apple Cider Donuts from Red Apple Farm, Phillipston MA; coffee courtesy of Little Wolf Coffee and Zumi's Expresso Coffee Shop in Ipswich; Appleton Farms Milk & Cream,
Appleton Farms Cheese & Trustees Beef Stix, Chestnut Hill Farm, Southboro MA; Apples provided by The Trustees CSA

11:30 AM:  Zone Clean Up and Arborist Transport to Lunch & Sponsor Area

12:30 PM:  Group photo

12:45 PM:  Arbor Day Celebration!  BBQ Lunch with live music, sponsor displays

BBQ lunch courtesy of Revival Café + Kitchen, Somerville MA
Menu: Pulled Pork & Pulled Chicken Sandwiches on fresh baked rolls; Mac & Cheese made with Appleton Farms Cheese blend; green salad, potato salad, cornbread. Homemade cookie platters from Inn at Castle Hill, Crane Estate, Ipswich MA & Kim Gregory’s Pure Pastry, Beverly MA. Homemade sodas from Ipswich Ale Tap Truck, Lemonade & Iced Tea.

1:45 PM:    Remarks, Ceremonial Tree Planting in Stone Paddock

2:30 PM:   Arborists return to zones for departure. 

3:00 PM:  Cow parade to dairy barn!  Really!

IMPORTANT: The MAA’s Arbor Day Celebration at Appleton Farms will be held rain or shine (although we’re hoping for a lot of shine). In the case of severe weather, the event will be postponed to Saturday, April 27.