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Recent ACTrees News
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…)
TD employees root for the environment by planting more than 1,000 trees in 21 cities from Maine to Florida.
Cherry Hill, NJ (September 22, 2014) - TD Bank has announced its fourth annual TD Tree Days tree planting events. Over 1,000 volunteers will plant nearly 1,100 trees in 21 locations from Maine to Florida. The plantings, which are supported by Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will take place throughout October. (more…)
Baltimore, MD (September 20, 2014) — CSX and Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) today completed the final tree plantings of the 1812 Trees Initiative, a multi-year campaign to plant 1,812 trees in Baltimore. The initiative celebrates the Star-Spangled 200, the bicentennial celebration of America’s national anthem, which was written in Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Washington, DC (September 15, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and Boise Paper are pleased to announce that Opa-locka, FL, in Miami-Dade County, will be the next location for a Boise Project UP™ urban park. Development begins this fall, and a tree-planting day will be on October 11, 2014 in Magnolia North Community Park. (more…)
Washington, DC (September 8, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and Corona are pleased to announce winners of Corona Cares™ Tool Grants to support National NeighborWoods® Month.
Washington, DC (August 4, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and CSX are partnering with local greening organizations to strengthen and reestablish urban tree canopies. As part of ACTrees’ National NeighborWoods® Month in October, 30 communities across the country will receive CSX Tree Giveaway Grants and CSX Restoration Grants.
Washington, DC (July 21, 2014) — Mark Buscaino, Executive Director of Washington, DC-based Casey Trees and ACTrees Board member, shares how the nonprofit is carrying out its mission—one tree and one relationship at a time. In the process, they’ve built an impressive suite of effective and innovative local initiatives. Mark offers some real gems of advice for other organizations that are looking to engage their community in tree planting—and more importantly, ongoing tree maintenance. Read our interview:
Washington, DC (June 30, 2014) — Alliance for Community Trees is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014 Community Groves℠ grant awards. Funding will support local grassroots organizations to plant, maintain, and harvest fruit and nut trees in 12 cities across the country from California to New Hampshire.
Washington, DC (June 16, 2014) — Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group, shares the back story on TD’s report, released last week, assessing the economic value of Toronto’s urban forest. The Toronto Star reported: “When a bunch of economists write an ode to City of Toronto trees, you just know the leafy, wooden urbanites are having a moment.” Why are TD economists making the case for a bigger tree canopy? Read our interview: