ACTrees News

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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:
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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:
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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.
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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.
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ACTrees Interview: Photovoice Project Fosters Youth Tree Stewards

Washington, DC (May 5, 2014) — Innovator Autumn Saxton-Ross, of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, shares with us her efforts to encourage policy changes that contribute to health, including ensuring equal access to community trees and greenspace. She’s also taking the lead on a photovoice project with local Washington, D.C. youth that is creating a whole new way to grow youth advocates and stewards for our trees and greenspaces. Here’s our interview:
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Alliance for Community Trees Testifies to Congress on Urban Forestry Budget

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.
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California Urban Tree Advocate Named National Volunteer of the Year

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…)