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Recent ACTrees News
Washington, DC (February 2, 2015) — Community forestry professionals know that to achieve sustainability, a balance needs to be achieved among three intersecting goals–economic gain, environmental quality, and social good. There is a similar principle for leaders.
Lowell, MA (January 26, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees and EcoMedia have entered a new partnership to plant trees in the communities that EcoMedia serves. The first event from this partnership was a tree planting in historic downtown Lowell, MA, organized by ACTrees member Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust with funding from Lahey Health. (more…)
Washington, DC (January 14, 2015) — Alliance for Community Trees has joined urban orchard activists and past Community Groves℠ grantees to create an open forum on fruit and nut trees. The forum will provide an opportunity for practitioners and would-be practitioners of urban orchards and food forest programs to gather in mutual support and interest to advance the conduct, knowledge, and impact of urban agroforestry. (more…)
Washington, DC (December 22, 2014) — ISA certified arborist Brett Schneiderman shares with ACTrees his volunteer efforts to conduct a tree inventory in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY where he serves on the Village Tree Board. This project won Schneiderman a 2014 ASLA Student Honor Award in the Community Service Category. Here’s our interview: (more…)
It’s the time of year when we review our accomplishments, toss out our 2014 calendars, and begin our plans for 2015. If you’re reading this, you’re likely engaged in planting and caring for trees, or researching and advocating for them throughout the year. In the past, we might consider this season to be our “slow time,” but those days are gone–unless we consciously plan for them! Some days, however, allow us to stay in the moment and observe our surroundings, have casual conversation with colleagues and, occasionally, look out the window.
Washington, DC (December 11, 2014) — Dave Nowak, Project Leader with the USDA Forest Service, shares his recent research, Trees and forest effects on air quality and human health in the United States, a study that explored county-by-county canopy effects on residents’ health. Data gleaned from this study will help practitioners build the case for planting and maintaining trees to build healthy communities. Tune into this month's webcast December 18 to hear Dave live! Read our interview below:
Washington, DC (December 8, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), CSX, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are partnering with ACTrees members to prepare the next generation of environmental stewards. ACTrees members and local Boys & Girls Clubs of America affiliates in 10 communities will receive a CSX Youth Tree Stewards Grant to support this work. (more…)
Washington, DC (November 24, 2014) – Congratulations to the City of Marshall, MI, for their winning National NeighborWoods® Month photo! The top entry features a family planting a tree in the heart of downtown Marshall, beautifully capturing the enthusiasm, dedication, and spirit of NeighborWoods® volunteerism. The winning photo will receive a Corona Cares Grant for $1,000 worth of tools. (more…)
Record Results for the 10th Anniversary of National NeighborWoods® Month
Washington, DC (November 17, 2014) – A record number of volunteers—31,000—joined over 400 local greening organizations to plant and care for trees during October’s National NeighborWoods® Month. Overall, 55,000 new trees were planted and another 15,000 received maintenance at 1,000 events in all 50 states and Canada.
Washington, DC (October 10, 2014) — National NeighborWoods® Month is Alliance for Community Trees’ annual campaign to plant and care for trees during the month of October. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers take action to make their communities greener and healthier by planting trees—turning their neighborhoods into vibrant, livable communities. Over the last decade, more than 170,000 hard-working volunteers have planted over 300,000 trees in all 50 states. (more…)