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Recent ACTrees News
Nebraska City, NE (April 27, 2013) — ACTrees received the “Public Awareness of Trees” Award from the Arbor Day Foundation at its award ceremony in Nebraska this past weekend. The award recognized National NeighborWoods® Month as a signature campaign that increases the visibility of trees in cities nationwide and rallies organizations and volunteers around tree planting and care in their communities. ACTrees members also received high honors, with awards going to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Kemba Shakur of Urban Releaf, and ACTrees Board Member Burnell Fischer.
“What Did the Tree See?” 5th and 6th Grade 2012 ‘Green Heart’ Awards Presented
College Park, MD (April 15, 2013) – Alliance for Community Trees and its partner Treetures® Environmental Education Program are pleased to announce the winners of its first “What Did the Tree See?” national essay contest. In this pilot year, the contest garnered nearly 100 essays and poems which were judged by a national panel of authors, and urban forest and environmental education experts.
Award to be presented April 27, 2013 in Nebraska City, NE
College Park, MD (April 9, 2013) — Alliance for Community Trees is proud to announce that the organization will receive a 2013 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation, and stewardship.
Bloomington, IN (April 1, 2013) — ACTrees Board Member Burney Fischer, Ph.D., talks about state Urban Forest Councils, their education and advisory mission, and his efforts to help bring them together. Fischer is Clinical Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), and a past president of the Indiana Urban Forest Council. Here’s our interview:
College Park, MD (March 12, 2013) — After meeting last month with 60 Congressional offices on Capitol Hill during our 2013 Policy Summit to advocate for trees and green infrastructure, it’s now time to take the message to your home districts. Reach out to elected officials at their local offices, get them involved in your organization’s activities, and share the tangible benefits of urban trees to your community.
College Park, MD (March 12, 2013) — ACTrees has again teamed up with Arborwear to bring ACTrees members exclusive savings on a great selection of clothes that work as hard as you do—all at a discounted price. See details and download the flyer.
New York, NY (March 11, 2013)
Sam Bishop, ACTrees Board Member and Director of Education at TreesNY, talks about the vital benefits of street trees, and how citizen pruner volunteers are having a decided impact on New York City’s trees. Bishop will be a presenter at ACTrees next National Webcast, “Volunteer Pruning Program Essentials” on March 21, 2013 1:00 — 2:00pm EST. Register Now. Here’s our interview:
Washington, DC (February 27, 2013) – Over two dozen ACTrees members, together with partners from the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, met with 60 Congressional offices this past week to address the vital importance of trees and green infrastructure for America’s communities during the 2013 ACTrees Policy Summit. In a string of events, ACTrees leadership and members pushed for trees and urban forests to legislators, government agency leaders, and at the National Academy of Sciences.
Washington, DC (February 25) — This week, the National Academy of Sciences will bring the science community together with practitioners for a participatory workshop on the ecosystem services provided by urban forests. ACTrees and several of its member organizations were selected to participate in this invitation-only workshop, which will examine current capabilities for quantifying the ecosystem services of trees and canopy cover, including analytic tools and technologies, as well as key research needs in support of urban forestry management and broader sustainability goals.
Alliance for Community Trees Announces 2012 Winner and Finalists
College Park, MD (February 4, 2013) — Alliance for Community Trees is honored to announce that Dotti Clune, a volunteer with Michigan-based nonprofit Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, has received its 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award. The award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.