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Recent ACTrees News
Washington, DC (April 10, 2014) — David Forsell, Alliance for Community Trees Board President and President of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, testified today before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on the proposed FY 2015 budget for the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban & Community Forestry Program. Forsell pressed for $31.3 million in funding for the U&CF program in FY 2015, consistent with the level enacted in FY 2012.
Alliance for Community Trees Announces 2013 Winner and Finalists
Washington, DC (March 31, 2014) — Alliance for Community Trees is honored to announce that Peter Diep, a volunteer with Los Angeles-based nonprofit TreePeople, has received its 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. The award highlights inspirational volunteers who are transforming communities with trees and improving the neighborhoods where they live. (more…)
Washington, DC (March 24, 2014) – Trees are critical components of healthy communities. Alliance for Community Trees is proud to recognize three beautiful photos capturing the beauty and impact of street trees in three regions of the country. (more…)
Greg Levine, Co-Executive Director and Chief Program Officer of Trees Atlanta and a member of ACTrees Board of Directors, shares with us Trees Atlanta’s mission, and why they’re taking an active role in developing the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Get Greg’s insight on the value of arboretums for public education and more. Here’s our interview:
Washington, DC (March 10, 2014)– Congratulations to Canopy of Palo Alto, CA, for their winning National NeighborWoods® Month photo! Their image captured the spirit of volunteerism that thrives in NeighborWoods® programs across the nation. This photograph features community youth digging in to grow a brighter future. It conveys the optimism, enthusiasm, multi-generational collaboration, and positive action required to transform communities with trees. (more…)
Washington, DC (February 11, 2014) — Alliance for Community Trees membership has elected five new members to its Board of Directors beginning January 2014.
Washington, DC (February 4, 2014) — Want to win $1,000 for your street trees? Grab your camera and enter the Street Trees Photo Contest. Send us your most dramatic and compelling photographs that capture the beauty and impact of street trees in your city. Be sure to enter by the March 1, 2014 deadline.
Danielle Crumrine, Executive Director of Tree Pittsburgh, shares with us the nuts and bolts of developing an Urban Forest Master Plan. Tree Pittsburgh has been instrumental in leading the charge to put together and execute what has turned out to be a model plan for Pittsburgh. It’s a worthwhile undertaking and Danielle tells us why–in addition to more on the process for creating a plan and plan essentials. Here’s our interview:
Washington, DC (January 14, 2014) — ACTrees is deeply saddened to report that in early December Ray Tretheway’s son-in-law was killed while attempting to help an injured motorist on a Pittsburgh highway. Ray is ACTrees’ former board president, and Executive Director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.
Scott Jamieson, VP of Corporate Partnerships and National Recruiting at Bartlett Tree Experts, a family-owned national corporation, shares what’s happening today at Bartlett’s Tree Research Laboratory. It’s home to a mix of a working research grounds, a conference center, diagnostic laboratory, and a unique private arboretum. Get a peek into the kinds of tree research they’re up to and what it might mean for you. Here’s our interview: