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Planting Native Tree Seedlings to Help Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

Part of Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program of the American Library Association

Planting Native Tree Seedlings to Help Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

Planting Native Tree Seedlings to Help Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

 

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.

Seedlings available for pick up Tuesday, April 20th thru Friday, April 23rd at the Concord Main and Fowler branch libraries - see additional details below

Courtesy of the ALA Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change pilot project stipend

Sustainable Concord Climate Action and Resilience Plan(Minuteman Media Network, 2020)

The Global Movement to Restore Nature’s Biodiversity (Crowther, 2020)

Ask an Arborist: How do I Plant Bare-Root Trees(Arbor Day Foundation, 2016)

Caring for Your Tree(Treespeak Films, 2016)

Collecting Seeds: Conifers and Deciduous(Treespeak Films, 2016)

Planting an Oak from an Acorn(Treespeak Films, 2016)

Collecting Seeds from a Pine Cone(Treespeak Films, 2016)

Seedlings Available Tuesday April 20th thru Friday, April 23th

Seedlings Available Tuesday, April 20th thru Friday, April 23th, while supplies last.

The Main and Fowler branch libraries - dependent on shipping time, watch for updates! 

The library collection contains many sustainability and climate change-related resources, and we will include some recommendations with the seedlings. The seedlings are bare-root, about 6 to 12 inches tall, and will need immediate attention; so being prepared in advance will support the seedlings’ survival. We plan to have 50 seedlings each of Sugar Maple trees, Tulip trees, and Redbud trees, for a total of 150 seedlings. The seedlings will be available for pickup  Tuesday, April 20th thru Friday, April 23th, at the Main and Fowler branch libraries. We are excited to support the town in its reforestation effort, participate in the global effort to restore biodiversity, and help mitigate climate change. Please come by the library, say hello, and pick up your seedlings while supplies last! Thank you.                                             

Reference List: Audiovisual Media

Reference List: Audiovisual Media

Arbor Day Foundation. (Nov 23, 2016). Ask an Arborist: How do I plant bare-root trees? [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5FiqoypXfo

Crowther, T. (2020, October). The global movement to restore nature’s biodiversity. [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_crowther_the_global_movement_to_restore_nature_s_biodiversity?language=en

Minuteman Media Network. (July 14, 2020). Sustainable Concord - climate action and resilience plan 2020. [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OJsnfQweQM&t=1s

Treespeak Films. (June 19, 2020). After care. [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXJcZVwX9Ps&t=1s

Treespeak Films. (June 19, 2016). Diana defines tree types – knowledge for seed collecting. [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXRw59Jmuus&t=1s

Treespeak Films. (June 19, 2016). Diana shows us how to collect seeds from an acorn. [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRAm4Ol_SnA&t=2s

Treespeak Films. (June 19, 2020). Diana shows us how to collect seeds from a pine cone. [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyCDPM4LFGw&t=3s

Zirkel, K. (2017). Concord Free Public Library (Massachusetts). [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Concord_Free_Public_Library_(Massachusetts)_2017.jpg