Tree Planting Plan May Include Tree Dedications at Edgell Grove Cemetery

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By Lucas Gustafson

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FRAMINGHAM – Tree cutting and tree planting at Edgell Grove Cemetery was discussed by the elected Cemetery Trustees at its June 30 meeting.

The City of Framingham has been removing 131 trees at the cemetery, mainly consisting of dead trees and tree stumps. 

The Edgell Grove Trustees are looking at what trees they can plant to replace these removed, dead trees.

Their tree planting program is currently in the planning stage, but their goal is to liven up the grounds once the removal is finished. 

“The idea is to prepare a plan that will replace trees in strategic locations in the cemetery that appear to be more cleared, due to the removal of so many dead trees,” said Trustee Dennis Cardiff. 

The Trustees are also planning to get residents involved in the effort by having them sponsor individual trees in their loved one’s name. 

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Lucas Gustafson is an SOURCE summer intern. intern working for SOURCE. He will be entering his senior year at Framingham High in September. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has won awards from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Spanish teacher. He loves to study politics, history, and writing. His hobbies include reading, drawing, and painting. After graduating from high school, Lucas plans to study politics and journalism.

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