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Recent ACTrees News

What Do ACTrees and Mobile Games Have in Common? Tree Story!

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.

ACTrees Joins CSX and Partners to Improve Philadelphia School

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.

New Boise Project UP™ Park in Toronto, Ontario

Washington, DC (May 1, 2015) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and Boise Paper are pleased to announce that they have partnered to support the San Romanoway Revival Project in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Development began last fall and the first planting day will be on May 23, 2015.

ACTrees Says Good-Bye to Anthony Le

Washington, DC (March 2, 2015) — Alliance for Community Trees Program Manager Anthony Le has taken a new position in the Washington, DC area and is leaving the organization. We will miss him and the many skills he brought to the activities and events under his leadership. Here’s our farewell interview with Anthony.

A Message From ACTrees President David Forsell

Washington, DC (February 2, 2015) — Community forestry professionals know that to achieve sustainability, a balance needs to be achieved among three intersecting goals–economic gain, environmental quality, and social good. There is a similar principle for leaders.

ACTrees and Urban Orchard Activists Create Fruit Tree Forum

Washington, DC (January 14, 2015) — Alliance for Community Trees has joined urban orchard activists and past Community Groves℠ grantees to create an open forum on fruit and nut trees. The forum will provide an opportunity for practitioners and would-be practitioners of urban orchards and food forest programs to gather in mutual support and interest to advance the conduct, knowledge, and impact of urban agroforestry. (more…)

ACTrees Interview: Organizing a Local Street Tree Inventory

Brett112014Washington, DC (December 22, 2014) — ISA certified arborist Brett Schneiderman shares with ACTrees his volunteer efforts to conduct a tree inventory in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY where he serves on the Village Tree Board. This project won Schneiderman a 2014 ASLA Student Honor Award in the Community Service Category. Here’s our interview: (more…)

End-of-Year Note from ACTrees Executive Director

Carrie Gallagher photo 2013Dear friends:

It’s the time of year when we review our accomplishments, toss out our 2014 calendars, and begin our plans for 2015. If you’re reading this, you’re likely engaged in planting and caring for trees, or researching and advocating for them throughout the year. In the past, we might consider this season to be our “slow time,” but those days are gone–unless we consciously plan for them! Some days, however, allow us to stay in the moment and observe our surroundings, have casual conversation with colleagues and, occasionally, look out the window.