Mayor Sullivan believes that the appearance of a town is important and he is committed to the beautification of Braintree.
Tree Planting Program
As part of his beautification plan, Mayor Sullivan has implemented a tree planting program with the goal of planting 500 trees from 2008 through 2012. The work is being coordinated through the town’s Department of Planning and Community Development and the Department of Public Works.
To date, 375 trees have been planted throughout town and another 125 will be planted this fall. The locations of the plantings are Braintree Square, South Braintree Square, Ivory Street median, Perkins Park, Lincoln Park, Dyer Field, Hollis School, South Street, Hollingsworth Avenue, Penniman Park and Weymouth Landing.
“These tree plantings are an important aesthetic commitment to enhance our public ways understanding the need to further beautify our town and taking proactive steps to protect and improve our environment,” Sullivan said.
In fact, the tree plantings serve more than to just add to the appearance of a community. They show the town’s dedication to the environment by taking clear steps to improve the quality of our air and water.
“I am pleased with the progress we have made to our stated goal of planting 500 trees over four years,” Sullivan added. “And enhancing the quality of life for generations to come is good for Braintree.”
Beautify Braintree Day
Braintree held its first Beautify Braintree Day on May 3, 2008. With the help of several organizations and support from local businesses, hundreds of volunteers spent the morning cleaning up areas across the entire town. In addition, yard waste dumpsters were placed around town to make yard cleanups more convenient. The event culminated in a cookout at the Braintree High School.
This annual event will be held the first Saturday of May each year.
For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 781-794-8100 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.