A list of tree species planted in Institute Park in 1890
A section of the report given by the Worcester Parks Commission detailing trees planted in Institute Park in 1893.
A section of the report given by the Worcester Parks Commission detailing trees planted in Institute Park in 1894.
Pond side image of Institute Park, showing the bridge, pathway, and trees
Pathway with people walking between the trees
A family resting by the pond under mature shade trees.
An image depicting the tree damage caused by a F4 class tornado which touched down in Worcester on June 9th, 1953.
Dutch elm disease originated from Europe in 1928, and has killed tens of millions of elm trees since then. Worcester has been preparing for the complete loss of Elm trees.
One of the newest threats to the local environment, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is an invasive species from China that is severely damaging for many of the local trees, especially hardwoods such as maples. It was first identified on August 7th,…
In 1921, Worcester experienced one of the worst ice storms in recent history. The storm itself delivered millions of tons of ice and paralyzed infrastructure throughout the city. As for the trees, a third of Worcester’s 40,000 shade trees were…