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Recent ACTrees News

ACTrees Interview: Mark Buscaino on Building Relationships and Community Tree Planting

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:

ACTrees Interview: TD’s Craig Alexander on the Economics of Urban Trees

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:

ACTrees Policy Summit Builds Relationships and Awareness of Urban Trees

Washington, DC (May 13, 2014) — Dozens of ACTrees member organizations from across the country convened last week for the 2014 Policy Summit in Washington, DC. Members also advocated in their hometowns. Participants met with elected officials as well as heads of federal agencies. While there is bipartisan interest in urban forestry, persistent budget challenges face Congress.

ACTrees Board Gathers in Washington, DC

Washington, DC (May 6, 2014) — Members of the ACTrees Board of Directors met last week in Washington, DC, at the Yates Building of the U.S. Forest Service. The ACTrees Board guides the organization and ensures success in meeting its goals. At this meeting they moved ACTrees forward on its new Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals, and shared their urban forestry successes from around the country.