Maltby & Company Helps Dorchester Education Complex ESPN RISE UP in Down Economy

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Maltby & Company ( announced today that they participated with ESPN Rise Up ( to help the Dorchester Education Complex (previously Dorchester High School) completely transform their athletic fields and outdoor track in Boston, Massachusetts. This is one of several philanthropic initiatives that Maltby & its sister company Natural Tree & Lawn Care (, has taken over the past 60 years as part of their “Do Well by Doing Good” program for underprivileged neighborhoods and non-profit organizations.

In the midst of a challenging economy, high unemployment and Hurricane Irene, Maltby & Company and ESPN’S RISE UP took on the challenge of completely rebuilding Dorchester’s athletic facility from the ground up. Maltby donated crew to prune and remove trees for the high school’s outdoor track and athletic fields. The damaging rain and wind from Hurricane Irene added complications and delays but the project was completed on time.

“As a family business, it is important that we stay connected to our community and help it prosper for the benefit of everyone that lives and works here. ESPN’s Rise UP is an innovative program and very much appreciated by high schools and more importantly, their students,” said Bill Maltby, co-owner of Maltby & Company and Natural Tree & Lawn Care.    

Maltby has been a major supporter of Arbor Day in Massachusetts since its inception over 30 years ago. Traditionally, the entire Company is put to work donating labor and equipment for community non-profit organizations including The Dimock Hospital in Roxbury, Franklin Park, Trustees of Reservations Properties and numerous public parks that would not normally be in a position to fund extensive tree work projects. Maltby is also a major supporter of the Stockbridge School of Arboriculture, an active member of the Massachusetts Tree Wardens Association and has traditionally participated in erecting the Nova Scotia Celebration Tree on Boston Common.

About Maltby & Company
Maltby & Company has been serving the arbor care needs of New England's diverse landscapes for over 60 years. Our family of certified arborists helps home owners, companies and communities maximize their investment in their outdoor living spaces by providing a full range of expert tree care services and plant healthcare services that are cost-effective, environmentally friendly and safe for people and pets.

About ESPN Rise Up
ESPN Rise Up takes on the challenge of completely rebuilding under-privileged high school athletic facilities from the ground up. Each of the four episodes follow a different school as community members come together to refurbish the one thing that ties an entire town together – the local high school athletic program. RISE UP also spends time with the students and coaches in each community, uncovering the challenges facing high school athletes today – and working with professional athletes, coaches and trainers to help motivate and inspire them to reach even greater goals.


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