The Concord Free Public Library is pleased to offer the community the opportunity to plant native tree seedlings to help mitigate the effects of climate change, courtesy of our stipend from the ALA Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change pilot project. We are working in partnership with Concord’s Director of Sustainability and the Highway and Grounds Superintendent to bring you this program.
In place of an in-person presentation, we have a series of short videos selected to provide you with an overview and details for planting the seedlings. The first video describes Concord’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan. The second video is an informative TED Talk by Thomas Crowther, an ecosystem ecology professor, titled The Global Movement to Restore Nature’s Biodiversity. Next, we have a video from the Arbor Day Foundation, the source for our tree seedlings, describing how to plant them. Following the Arbor Day Foundation video are four brief videos by Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a medical biochemist, botanist, and author, covering basic tree care and tree seed collection knowledge. Please enjoy these videos and prepare yourselves for planting native tree seedlings.