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Recent ACTrees News

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.

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…)

2013 National NeighborWoods® Month Photo Contest Winners Announced

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…)

ACTrees Announces Street Trees Photo Contest

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.

Tree Pittsburgh’s Danielle Crumrine Talks Urban Forest Master Plans

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:

ACTrees Members Invited to Plant Memorial Trees

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 Shares What’s New at the Tree Lab

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: