Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Franklin Interfaith Council Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Trees

Thursday, April 22nd was an unseasonably cold morning, but members of St John’s Episcopal Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints First Universalist Society of Franklin (FUSF), and Franklin Federated Church gathered to plant trees. “It was a wonderful way to celebrate God’s gift of Creation,” said The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector of St John’s and President of the Franklin Interfaith Council.

In preparation for Earth Day, McAdams led an online lesson with the St John’s Church School to discuss the many benefits that trees provide, such as erosion protection, filtering of the air we breathe and the water we drink, noise reduction, shade that reduces the need for air-conditioning, food and habitat for birds and other animals, food and raw materials for people, the fun of climbing them, and the beauty of looking at them.

The Interfaith group planted seven trees - maples, oak, cherry, and purple beech - at several sites in Franklin. The Department of Public Works chose the locations and dug the holes at Horace Mann Middle School, Franklin High School, Keller-Sullivan School, and the Community Garden at King Street Memorial Park. Participants, then, planted the trees, added compost, and have committed to continue watering the trees until they are well-established. McAdams added, “We give thanks for all that God gives us in Creation, and we show our gratitude by being good stewards.”

tree planted at King St Memorial Park, near the Community Garden
tree planted at King St Memorial Park, near the Community Garden


Saturday, January 9, 2021

Tree collection possible delay; put trees out anyway for week of Jan 11

The DPW has been notified of a possible delay in pickup of the Christmas trees scheduled the week of Jan 11, 2021. 
 
Go ahead and put your tree on the sidewalk and it will get picked up eventually.
 
 
DPW Put trees out notification for Jan 11 https://www.facebook.com/FranklinDPW/posts/3773160866101689

Tree collection possible delay; put trees out anyway for week of Jan 11
Tree collection possible delay; put trees out anyway for week of Jan 11


Monday, November 9, 2020

Lyon Landscape and Nursery - Christmas Tree go on sale Nov 27

"The holidays will be here before we know it. Escape the long lines this holiday season and stop by Lyon Landscape Nursery for a fresh cut Christmas tree. We have plenty of Fraser firs to choose from; starting at 5’. We will also be selling fresh wreaths made on site. Sales start on Friday, November 27 and will continue during the weekends in December."
For more info visit the Facebook posting 
 
Visit Lyon Landscape and Nursery on the internet
https://www.lyonlandscapenursery.com/

Lyon Landscape and Nursery - Christmas Tree go on sale Nov 27
Lyon Landscape and Nursery - Christmas Tree go on sale Nov 27


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Franklin Residents: Tree work scheduled for NationalGrid's powerlines


"ABC Tree will be doing routine 5-year cycle tree maintenance on National Grid's power lines. The work is expected to start on June 25 and continue through Sept. 30.
If you have any questions, contact ABC Tree representative Saul Gaona at (#832-506-5049) s.gaonaabctree@gmail.com."

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1275473296453181440?s=09


Franklin Residents: Tree work scheduled for NationalGrid's powerlines
Franklin Residents: Tree work scheduled for NationalGrid's powerlines

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Reporting by Walking around: Photos around Franklin

Trees are blossoming
Trees are blossoming

before the trees get leaves, their skeletons are shown
before the trees get leaves, their skeletons are shown

In the heavy rain this past week, the rain garden did its thing
In the heavy rain this past week, the rain garden did its thing

Even from rough stuff comes new life, keep the hope alive
Even from rough stuff comes new life, keep the hope alive


Additional photos can be found in the album shared here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5dZCcVMZk1jQPXCg6


Monday, January 13, 2020

Christmas Tree Collection Days = Week of January 13, 2020

Christmas Tree Collection Days scheduled for the day of your normal pickup during the Week of January 13, 2020
One tree, two trees
Big trees, little trees
Pick up time is your
Trash day this week!

Without the pseudo poetic treatment, confirmed with the Town of Franklin newsletter
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/tof_e-newsletter_jan_2020_final_linked.pdf

and the Solid Waste Flyer
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/franklin_2019_2020_mailer.pdf


One tree
One tree

two trees
two trees

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Choose and cut your own Christmas tree at Lyon Landscape Nursery

"Looking for a Christmas tree this year?
Come on over to Lyon Landscape Nursery located on 250 Bent street starting Friday (11/29) at 8 AM to get your own locally grown tree. Trees under 8’ are $55, over 8’ $75."

We stopped by on Saturday to walk the rows of tree to pick out a nice one for our house.

Choose and cut your own Christmas tree at Lyon Landscape Nursery (Lyon Nursery Facebook photo)
Choose and cut your own Christmas tree at Lyon Landscape Nursery (Lyon Nursery Facebook photo)

Info shared from Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2793680260645052&set=gm.2461858754084136&type=3&theater

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Town Council Recap -Sep 18, 2019

Due to a work commitment for a 9 PM meeting, I did 'real time' reporting for the Town Council meeting of Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019. From the comfort of my home office, I reported on the meeting capturing notes and photos from the broadcast on my laptop. Fortunately, the meeting ended just before 9 and I was able to swivel my seat to my 'work from home desk' and dial into the conference call on schedule.


  • Franklin Police Department had two new hires sworn in: John Godino and David Ricci. Nick Palmieri was recognized with a promotion to Detective. Daniel McGlynn was recognized for his 27 years of service on the force. 
  • Franklin Fire Department EMS Lieutenant William Blanchard was sworn in.
John Godino and David Ricci being sworn in
John Godino and David Ricci being sworn in
Nick Palmieri congratulated by Capt Lynch on promotion
Nick Palmieri congratulated by Capt Lynch on promotion
 
Daniel McGlynn presented with a plaque in recognition of his 27 years of service
Daniel McGlynn presented with a plaque in recognition of his 27 years of service

William Blanchard being sworn in as a new Lieutenant
William Blanchard being sworn in as a new Lieutenant

The often rescheduled public hearing for the Zoning Bylaw Amendment 19-837: Zoning Map Changes From General Residential V to Single Family Residential IV an Area on or Near West Central Street was closed at this meeting.It appeared that the Council simply wanted to close the public hearing without doing anything. A couple of people did speak on the record. Including the individual with the proposal currently involved in a law suit over his proposal for this location with the Planning Board. 

One of the draw backs of being remote for the meeting was that I could not talk with anyone to really find out what was going on. So there will likely be more to come on this item.

A set of presentations on the Historical Museum (document shared) and on the DPW 'tree warden' as well as the new textile recycling program beginning in November were shared. The presentation documents are included in the links below. 

I'll create an audio file of the tree warden presentation to share soon. In the meantime, the Franklin TV recording is available for replay.
https://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?&PGD=franknma&eID=683


The Town of Franklin "Actions Taken" document
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/news/town_council_actions_taken_for_september_18_2019.pdf

Additional details can be found in my notes captured during the 'real time reporting' session for this meeting
  • Real-time Reporting: Legislation for action through Closing
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/09/live-reporting-legislation-for-action.html
  • Real-time Reporting: DPW Presentation
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/09/live-reporting-dpw-presentation.html
  • Real-time reporting: Historical Museum presentation .
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/09/live-reporting-historical-museum.html
  • Real-time Reporting: Public Hearing - Zoning Bylaw...
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/09/live-reporting-public-hearing-zoning.html
  • Real-time Reporting: Town Council - Sep 18, 2019
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/09/live-reporting-town-council-sep-18-2019.html

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Real-time Reporting: DPW Presentation

8. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS

DPW Presentation 
Brutus Cantoreggi, Director

Clothing Recycling Program
with Chris White


it is another option to recycle, folks can still use the other non-profit recyclers. The other benefit we can get is removing it from the waste stream and our recycle contamination rates.

it makes it easier for folks to help us remove from the waste stream, for those who want to call or deliver themselves to the other non-profits, they can do so. For those who wouldn't use it should help remove these items from the waste stream which will also save us.

it is a weekly program,  bags will be coming via mail.

everything can go in the same bag for convenience


Brutus Cantoreggi, DPW Director with Chris White on the Clothing Recycling Program
Brutus Cantoreggi, DPW Director with Chris White on the Clothing Recycling Program


Tree Removal Update 
(presentation doc to be added) 

The drought a couple of year ago and the gypsy moth (2 years in a row) both helped to reduce the health of the trees in our area

trees covered in only the 'public right of way', does not cover trees on Town property or school property

trees overhanging a sidewalk can be addressed because they are blocking a public way
Bushes on a corner blocking the sight line are part of the building inspector role (not tree warden)

what is a public way? not only where the road is, depending upon when the development was built it is either clear or tricky. Partridge St was built along stone walls and private property.  If tree grows in the berm between the curb and the sidewalk it is town owned; if on the other side of the sidewalk closer to the residence, it is private property




Sunday, January 13, 2019

Put your Christmas trees out for pickup this week

According to the Fall/Winter Solid Waste Mailer, the Christmas Tree collection days will be during the week of January 14, 2019

Your tree will be picked up during the week of January 14 on the day of your normal trash/recycling.

Need a new copy of the solid waste mailer? Get one here:
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/franklin_2018_2019.pdf

When do they pick up my Christmas tree?
When do they pick up my Christmas tree?

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

When is the Christmas Tree pickup?

According to the Fall/Winter Solid Waste Mailer, the Christmas Tree collection days will be during the week of January 14, 2019

Your tree will be picked up during the week of January 14 on the day of your normal trash/recycling.


Need a new copy of the solid waste mailer? Get one here:
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/franklin_2018_2019.pdf

When do they pick up my Christmas tree?
When do they pick up my Christmas tree?

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Lyon Landscape and Nursery: pick and cut your Christmas tree

"I would like to say thank you to all the folks who came to the first annual Xmas tree sale at our farm. The sale exceeded my expectations. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Unfortunately, we have sold out of all our trees for this year.
Next year we will have a larger selection of taller and fuller trees. Best of luck in the New Year."
-Alex Lyon, Lyon Landscape Nursery Inc.
updated Dec 2, 2018

"After 7 years of planting, watering, fertilizing, and mowing, our first crop of Frasier Fir Christmas trees are ready for harvest. I invite all friends, family, and valued customers who have supported my Landscape Contracting business over the years to stop by for a locally grown organic Christmas tree. 

We will be open the next (3) weekends 10 AM - 4 PM starting today. We are located at 250 Bent Street, Franklin MA. 

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2019!"


Lyon Landscape and Nursery: pick and cut your Christmas tree  (courtesy photo)
Lyon Landscape and Nursery: pick and cut your Christmas tree (courtesy photo)


Visit Lyon Landscape and Nursery on the internet
https://www.lyonlandscapenursery.com/

Shared via Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2215154692098617&set=p.2215154692098617&type=3&theater

Sunday, April 1, 2018

What is Franklin's most majestic tree?

This is the time of year, post snow, just before the trees bud and fill out with their leaf cover to really view a tree. They are amazing in their structure.

In your walk around Franklin, what tree amazes you?

You can send me an email with your photo, or share it via the Facebook group.
https://www.facebook.com/franklinmatters

Here are a couple from my walk on Saturday.


At the Charter School, former St Mary's school grounds.
At the Charter School, former St Mary's school grounds.

Along King St near Peck St
Along King St near Peck St 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Curbside Tree Pickup Scheduled for week of Jan 8 through Jan 13

Christmas Tree pick up is next week 1/8/18 -1/13/18 on your regular scheduled Trash and Recycling pick up day.

However due to the weather changed schedule trash and recycling next week will be delayed a day so if your regular scheduled pick up day is Monday your Trash, Recycling and Tree will be picked up on Tuesday and so on.

But Monday isn't a holiday? No but Monday will be the pick up day for those who were scheduled for last Friday. See the table below.

For more information please visit http://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste

Curbside Tree Pickup Scheduled for week of Jan 8 through Jan 13
Curbside Tree Pickup Scheduled for week of Jan 8 through Jan 13


Please see below for modified Trash and recycling pick up schedule


Collection








Date
Day

Service day
Service Date
1/1/2018
Monday

Holiday

1/2/2018
Tuesday

Monday
1/1/2018
1/3/2018
Wednesday

Tuesday
1/2/2018
1/4/2018
Thursday

Storm

1/5/2018
Friday

Wednesday
1/3/2018
1/6/2018
Saturday

Thursday
1/4/2018
1/7/2018
Sunday

None

1/8/2018
Monday

Friday
1/5/2018
1/9/2018
Tuesday

Monday
1/8/2017
1/10/2018
Wednesday

Tuesday
1/9/2017
1/11/2018
Thursday

Wednesday
1/10/2017
1/12/2018
Friday

Thursday
1/11/2017
1/13/2018
Saturday

Friday
1/12/2017

Curbside Tree Pickup Scheduled for week of Jan 8 through Jan 13
Curbside Tree Pickup Scheduled for week of Jan 8 through Jan 13


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Friendly reminder: trash delayed one day this week

Trash and recycling WILL be delayed one day for the New Year's holiday. Your trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than your usually scheduled trash day.

If you are normally scheduled for Monday, your trash will be picked up on Tuesday; Tuesday on Wednesday, etc.

Christmas tree collection days are scheduled for the week of January 8, 2018.

Christmas tree collection days are scheduled for the week of January 8, 2018
Christmas tree collection days are scheduled for the week of January 8, 2018

The fall and winter recycling flyer can be found here



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In the News: new generation for Town Council; trees cut down on Maple St; Snappy Dogs fund raising

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Town government has a reputation for being filled with older residents and homeowners that have been in town for decades. The most recent town election changed that by introducing a new generation to Town Council. 
For the first time, two millennials sit in the Council Chambers to weigh in on the future of the town they grew up in. Patrick Casey, 28, and a digital account services coordinator at International Data Group, and Eamon McCarthy Earls, 23, editor at TechTarget, were sworn in after winning the November election. 
Casey and Earls agreed that the millennial generation has a number of negative stereotypes, but believe many of them are misplaced. 
“It’s important to keep all perspectives in play,” said Casey. “But it’s nice to have this breath of fresh air from myself and Eamon to have a new look at things.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171205/franklin-town-councils-younger-generation



"Residents are angry about dozens of trees that have been cut down in a new development in the Maple Street area. And it’s likely more will come down in the future. 
Two large pieces of property equaling about 80 acres are being developed in that area. The owners of the property are working to create residential space on both sides of Maple Street. 
In late November, workers on the property that abuts Franklin Springs Road and Maple Street legally cut down the trees to make way for a new cul-de-sac and multiple houses."


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171205/franklin-residents-unhappy-with-tree-clearing


"The owners of Snappy Dogs hope to bring their popular hot dog stand back home.
 
To make it possible, owners Teresa Boyce and Lisa Volpe Hachey launched an online campaign to raise $10,000 to build a second trailer, to be called “Snappy 2.” The new trailer will be parked at CVS pharmacy, where the business spent its first six seasons before Colella’s Supermarket closed. 
The campaign on Kickstarter.com is called, Bring Snappy Dogs Home. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, the business has received $7,185 with 18 days left. The campaign ends on Christmas day and is only funded if the full amount is raised."


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171205/hopkinton-snappy-dogs-hopes-to-raise-10k-for-another-hot-dog-stand

The Kickstarter link can be found here
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/snappydogs/bring-snappy-dogs-home

More about Snappy Dogs can be found on their webpage  http://www.snappydogs.com/

the original trailer for Snappy Dogs (photo via Snappy Dogs webpage)
the original trailer for Snappy Dogs (photo via Snappy Dogs webpage)



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Announcement Regarding Tree Pruning for Aug-Sep-Oct

National Grid will have ABC Professional Tree Service in town for approximately three months starting August 23, 2017. They will be performing preventive tree pruning to their electrical lines throughout the town. 

If you have any questions you can contact Michelle Badolato at 508-482-1073.

Read more: http://www.franklinma.gov/node/136063

This is an automatic message from Town of Franklin MA

Announcement Regarding Tree Pruning for Aug-Sep-Oct
Announcement Regarding Tree Pruning for Aug-Sep-Oct

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Black Knot Disease at Dacey Field

"In August 2016, Conservation Commission staff discovered Black Knot Tree Disease on various Black Cherry trees at Dacey Field. The most impacted areas consist of dense Eastern White Pine stands with Black Cherry trees mixed in. 
The ‘Nature Walk’ section of Dacey has many infected trees. Black Knot is a disease caused by fungal parasite, Trichothecium roseum, and leaves charcoal-like lumps on branches and twigs of trees, especially trees in the Prunus family. 
The disease can bring leaf wilt and also death of leaves, twigs, branches, and even the entire tree. Winter management efforts include pruning and sanitation of trees that have not been heavily impacted. The infected branches and twigs should be burned, buried, or removed from the site eliminate the spread of the disease. 
Fungicides have been used successfully in severely impacted areas. It is recommended that an experienced arborist explore Dacey to determine how severely the disease has spread throughout the forest before management efforts are made. From a quick run through, more than half the Black Cherry trees observed were infected."

black knot disease photo from American Phytopathological Society
black knot disease photo from American Phytopathological Society

References:

http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/intropp/lessons/fungi/ascomycetes/pages/blackknot.aspx

http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/publications/fact_sheets/plant_pathology_and_ecology/black_knot_of_ornamental_plum_and_cherry_4-02-08r.pdf

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/black-knot/




  • This information was shared from the Town of Franklin page

http://franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_News/024BA541-000F8513


  • For more info about the Conservation Commission, visit their page

http://town.franklin.ma.us/Pages/FranklinMA_Conservation/index