City Reminds Residents of Adopt-a-Tree Program

NEW BEDFORD – The City of New Bedford would like to remind residents of its Adopt-a-Tree program. The program, which kicked off in 2014 under Mayor Mitchell’s administration, invites residents to make a $150 contribution to the City of New Bedford which enables the Department of Public Infrastructure (DPI) to plant a tree on their street. Residents may select the species of their choice from a pre-approved list of tree types which DPI then plants per the resident’s direction.

Any resident interested in the Adopt-a-Tree Program may contact DPI at (508) 979-1550. The list can be found here: If residents are interested in picking out a street tree, the City purchases shade trees through Sylvan Nursery, Inc. Any selection is subject to approval by DPI.