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Recent ACTrees News
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lowell, MA (January 26, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees and EcoMedia have entered a new partnership to plant trees in the communities that EcoMedia serves. The first event from this partnership was a tree planting in historic downtown Lowell, MA, organized by ACTrees member Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust with funding from Lahey Health. (more…)
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…)
Washington, 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…)
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.
Washington, DC (December 11, 2014) — Dave Nowak, Project Leader with the USDA Forest Service, shares his recent research, Trees and forest effects on air quality and human health in the United States, a study that explored county-by-county canopy effects on residents’ health. Data gleaned from this study will help practitioners build the case for planting and maintaining trees to build healthy communities. Tune into this month's webcast December 18 to hear Dave live! Read our interview below: