Thank You Sponsors!

On behalf of the 800+ members of the Massachusetts Arborists Association, we want to thank you for your sponsorship of our annual Arbor Day of Service projects. On Friday, April 26 hundreds of MAA members will be giving back to their local communities by providing much-needed tree care to nonprofit sites throughout the Commonwealth. Your contribution will go a long way toward helping the state’s leading arborists call attention to the importance of proper tree care and the preservation of Massachusetts’ trees.

Information for Appleton Farms Sponsors

Are you both sponsoring and volunteering to work that day?
If you are planning to bring a crew to work for the day, please click here to redirect to the volunteer page.

Are you a sponsor who is setting up a display?  
If you are planning to have a vendor display at Appleton Farms, please note the following:

            - Plan to arrive at 10:00 a.m. to set up
            - A table and two chairs will be provided
            - Bring your own 10 x 10 pop up tent
            - See schedule below for specific event details

T-SHIRT ORDER FORM:  quantities will be limited to orders placed.  Orders must be received by April 10th.

VOLUNTEER WAIVERClick link to be brought to an online volunteer waiver form. 
- We must have a waiver for all companies on the property that day, regardless of whether they are doing tree work.
- For a printable waiver, click here.

Pre-Event Job Site Briefing.  Mark your calendar for pre-event job site briefing being held on April 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Ken's Steak House in Framingham.  This is prior to the evening dinner meeting which begins at 6 p.m.  At this meeting we will be reviewing work zone assignments, distributing maps and general logistics of the day.  Attendance is less important for displaying sponsors but we'd love to have you.  Please RSVP for this event by clicking here.

Schedule of Events

7:00 AM Arborist Arrival and Setup. 

9:30 AM Coffee & Donuts and More.  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

10:00 AM Sponsors Arrival and Set Up

11:30 AM Arborist Transport to Lunch & Sponsor displays/demos

12:30 PM  Group Photo

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

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!

Questions?

Contact Charissa Sharkey
Sponsor Liaison
(508) 653-3320