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Lincoln, NE (September 6, 2016) – October signals the real start of fall. School has been open for a while, students are settling in to routines, and football season is in full swing. We think of yellow, red, and orange hues as the colors of the season along with crisper evenings and chillier mornings. The tree planting groups that belong to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees Network (ACT), October means NeighborWoods® Month. This annual campaign celebrates the benefits that trees bring to neighborhoods and encourages volunteers to plant and care for community trees.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates.
This quote is so much better than “change is hard.” It is the truth, but really, we all know that change doesn’t come easily. But with change comes challenge, adaptation, and many times greater clarity. This, to me, is “building the new.” The Arbor Day Foundation has been managing the Alliance for Community Trees program for almost 10 months and much change has happened.
Lincoln, NE (April 25, 2016) – The Arbor Day holiday is special. It gives Alliance for Community Tree network members a single day to truly highlight what we do best: plant and celebrate trees.
By Dana Karcher
Lincoln, NE (February 29, 2016) – In a few weeks, we hit the road from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Washington, DC, to attend the Sustainable Urban Forestry Coalition (SUFC) meeting. I’m excited to attend, not only to hear what others are doing, but to begin to tell your stories about exceptional projects that have made a difference in the communities in which you work.
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Nebraska City, NE (February 3, 2016) – Call for proposals is now open for Alliance for Community Trees Day 2016. This annual event is a peer-to-peer, one-day conference at the Partners in Community Forestry Conference. It helps increase participants connection to environmental, political and community leaders. This year it will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nebraska City, NE (January 25, 2016) – One month into 2016 and several Alliance for Community Trees members are already hard at work on early spring projects. RETREET received some national attention while working in Wimberley, Texas. With support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program, RETREET volunteers worked side by side with homeowners and community members to plant more than 200 trees in the wake of last year’s devastating Blanco river floods.
As this year wraps up, the “word cloud” that opened Alliance for Community Trees Day (see below) landed in my email in box and reminded me of what a great day we had in Denver. At the opening session, we were challenged to “engage” by Arbor Day President Dan Lambe. As I write this end-of-year message to you, please consider what engagement means to you.
Nebraska City, Neb. (October 1, 2015) — Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) —a program of the Arbor Day Foundation— kicks-off October with National NeighborWoods®, an annual campaign to plant and care for community trees during the month of October.
Los Angeles, CA (May 26, 2015) – Alliance for Community Trees has a new partnership with a mobile game called Tree Story. Developed and published by Zig Zag Zoom, a company that wants mobile players to Have Fun and Do Good, Tree Story is a mobile game that directly fits with ACTrees’ mission to improve the environment and our communities — one tree at a time.
Philadelphia, PA (May 12, 2015) – More than 180 volunteers from CSX, its national service partners Action for Healthy Kids, City Year and Alliance for Community Trees, and community and school representatives gathered in Philadelphia to improve a school facility and the local environment.