Somerville High School Forest

Blossoming resilience in Somerville concrete jungle.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Miyawaki Forest




Square Meters


Native Species

The area of the future SUGi Pocket Forest
The site of Somerville High School Forest in Boston, MA, USA
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) is native to eastern North America and a small to medium-sized deciduous tree renowned for its beauty. It blooms in spring with clusters of white or pink flowers.
Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) is a majestic deciduous tree native to North America. It’s known for its tall stature, deeply lobed leaves with sharp points, and distinctive reddish-brown bark.
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) is a deciduous tree native to eastern North America. It derives its name from its distinctive shaggy, peeling bark that curls away from the trunk. This tree is renowned for its role as a source of delicious and nutritious nuts.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to North America. It is known for its fascinating, spidery, fragrant flowers that bloom in late fall and early winter, making it a rare sight during the colder months.

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