Request a Tree

The Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee (APSTC) is currently reworking its tree request process.

As summers become hotter the young trees we plant need more help becoming established. We are looking for groups of Amherst neighbors who are willing to care for the young trees to make sure they are getting watered once or twice a week in the summer. If you have a group of friends and neighbors who want to take responsibility for some new trees on your street please contact us.  The Tree Warden or a member of the committee will schedule a site visit and help you find the best spot for your tree and the right tree for that spot. 

Family & Friends

When necessary, the committee can assist with digging and planting, but in most cases we request you to organize a planting session with your family and friends. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request. However the APSTC and Tree Warden reserve the right to make the final determination.


If you would like a tree, or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at  Or use the town's new app: