Today, April 30th is Arbor Day. Iron Tree Service is once again commemorating this annual event in concert with the Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA) by taking part in what is known as the “Arbor Day of Service.” This state-wide volunteer day is an opportunity for tree care professionals to make a direct impact by drawing attention to the importance of proper tree care, planting and maintenance. Hundreds of arborists volunteer annually, working collaboratively or independently on various projects at public parks, schools, conservation lands and more. This year, Iron Tree Service has volunteered to prune trees at Glabicky Field, which is part of the larger Gatchell Green, in Marblehead.
At almost 8.5 acres, Gatchell Green (sometimes referred to as Gatchell Park or Gatchell Playground) is host to the largest public playground in the Town of Marblehead. It features a basketball court, Little League Baseball fields and playground equipment. For generations, Gatchell has been a popular place for Marblehead children and adults alike to meet, play and enjoy the outdoors. Glabicky Field, named for the late Coach Robert Glabicky and located just across the street, frequently hosts community events and practice sessions for Marblehead youth sports teams.
Iron Tree has committed a team of arborists today for pruning, raking and clearing deadwood branches from the elm trees that line the perimeter of the field.
“We have always taken seriously our commitment to the local communities that support Iron Tree Service, and we are honored to have the opportunity to volunteer at Glabicky Field in Marblehead to celebrate Arbor Day.” – John Maestranzi, co-founder, Iron Tree Service
“Iron Tree has always been a strong supporter of the tree care industry in Massachusetts. They have given generously in their local community, and celebrate Arbor Day by demonstrating the importance of professional tree care. This year, in addition to their donation of services in Marblehead, they are also lending their support for the [MAA’s] group project benefitting the Governor Ames Estate, a Trustees property in Easton, MA. Iron Tree will be among hundreds of arborists state-wide, who will volunteer for Arbor Day.” – Carrie Martin, Membership & Certification Manager, Massachusetts Arborists Association