To Preserve and Expand Bath's Urban Forest
The Bath Community Nursery was established in 1997 to supply the City with affordable, locally grown, trees. These trees are acquired and planted as bare root whips normally less than 8 inches in height. As the trees grow into more sizable plants (bottom right picture), they are transplanted into Bath’s parks and alongside City streets. The trees are cared for by the City Arborist and the Bath Community Forestry Committee (BCFC). It is this partnership which brings together City employees and members of the community to work toward a common goal. Members of the community are always welcome to help through volunteering at any number of events from planting, weeding, and tree sales. A generous grant from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund bought a watering system for the nursery allowing the BCFC to purchase enough piping to expand the planting abilities in 2018. Also in 2018, the Bath Community Forestry Center was built after raising $12,000. The building is next to the nursery site on Old Brunswick Road (bottom left picture). A dedication will be held in May of 2019.