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Recent ACTrees News
Washington, DC (March 10, 2014)– Congratulations to Canopy of Palo Alto, CA, for their winning National NeighborWoods® Month photo! Their image captured the spirit of volunteerism that thrives in NeighborWoods® programs across the nation. This photograph features community youth digging in to grow a brighter future. It conveys the optimism, enthusiasm, multi-generational collaboration, and positive action required to transform communities with trees. (more…)
Washington, DC (February 11, 2014) — Alliance for Community Trees membership has elected five new members to its Board of Directors beginning January 2014.
Washington, DC (February 4, 2014) — Want to win $1,000 for your street trees? Grab your camera and enter the Street Trees Photo Contest. Send us your most dramatic and compelling photographs that capture the beauty and impact of street trees in your city. Be sure to enter by the March 1, 2014 deadline.
Danielle Crumrine, Executive Director of Tree Pittsburgh, shares with us the nuts and bolts of developing an Urban Forest Master Plan. Tree Pittsburgh has been instrumental in leading the charge to put together and execute what has turned out to be a model plan for Pittsburgh. It’s a worthwhile undertaking and Danielle tells us why–in addition to more on the process for creating a plan and plan essentials. Here’s our interview:
Washington, DC (January 14, 2014) — ACTrees is deeply saddened to report that in early December Ray Tretheway’s son-in-law was killed while attempting to help an injured motorist on a Pittsburgh highway. Ray is ACTrees’ former board president, and Executive Director of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.
Scott Jamieson, VP of Corporate Partnerships and National Recruiting at Bartlett Tree Experts, a family-owned national corporation, shares what’s happening today at Bartlett’s Tree Research Laboratory. It’s home to a mix of a working research grounds, a conference center, diagnostic laboratory, and a unique private arboretum. Get a peek into the kinds of tree research they’re up to and what it might mean for you. Here’s our interview:
2013 National NeighborWoods® Month Results Are In
Washington, DC (December 9, 2013) – Over 26,000 volunteers got their hands dirty during National NeighborWoods® Month 2013, planting 50,000 trees at events in all 50 states.
San Rafael, CA (December 2, 2013) — Nancy Hughes, executive director of the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC) since 2005, is working along with her board to move the organization towards a new focus on advocacy and outreach on behalf of urban forests, including the “Invest from the Ground Up” campaign. In our interview, Nancy shares her insights on the role of State Urban & Community Forestry Councils and the impact her organization is having on urban forests in California. Here’s our interview:
Washington, DC (November 12, 2013) — ACTrees welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2014. Two current Directors will serve a second three-year term. Please join us in congratulating our new Directors and thanking those who continue to serve.
Washington, DC (November 12, 2013) — ACTrees is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Le as its new Program Coordinator. Anthony will plan and execute ACTrees’ tree planting projects with corporate sponsors and local member and program partner organizations. He will also be charged with coordinating ACTrees annual National NeighborWoods® Month campaign for trees in communities.