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Recent ACTrees News

NeighborWoods® Is Coming!

Lincoln, NE (September 6, 2016) – October signals the real start of fall. School has been open for a while, students are settling in to routines, and football season is in full swing. We think of yellow, red, and orange hues as the colors of the season along with crisper evenings and chillier mornings. The tree planting groups that belong to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees Network (ACT), October means NeighborWoods® Month. This annual campaign celebrates the benefits that trees bring to neighborhoods and encourages volunteers to plant and care for community trees.

Message from Alliance for Community Trees Program Manager Dana Karcher

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates.

This quote is so much better than “change is hard.” It is the truth, but really, we all know that change doesn’t come easily. But with change comes challenge, adaptation, and many times greater clarity. This, to me, is “building the new.” The Arbor Day Foundation has been managing the Alliance for Community Trees program for almost 10 months and much change has happened.

Message From Dana Karcher: Sharing Our Stories And Successes

By Dana Karcher

Lincoln, NE (February 29, 2016) – In a few weeks, we hit the road from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Washington, DC, to attend the Sustainable Urban Forestry Coalition (SUFC) meeting. I’m excited to attend, not only to hear what others are doing, but to begin to tell your stories about exceptional projects that have made a difference in the communities in which you work.

Seeking Presentation Proposals For 2016 Alliance for Community Trees Day

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Nebraska City, NE (February 3, 2016) – Call for proposals is now open for Alliance for Community Trees Day 2016. This annual event is a peer-to-peer, one-day conference at the Partners in Community Forestry Conference. It helps increase participants connection to environmental, political and community leaders. This year it will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A Message From Dana Karcher: Early Spring Tree Projects

Nebraska City, NE (January 25, 2016) – One month into 2016 and several Alliance for Community Trees members are already hard at work on early spring projects. RETREET received some national attention while working in Wimberley, Texas. With support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program, RETREET volunteers worked side by side with homeowners and community members to plant more than 200 trees in the wake of last year’s devastating Blanco river floods.

A Message From Dana Karcher: Engaging With Alliance For Community Trees In 2016

DanaKarcher_cropAs this year wraps up, the “word cloud” that opened Alliance for Community Trees Day (see below) landed in my email in box and reminded me of what a great day we had in Denver. At the opening session, we were challenged to “engage” by Arbor Day President Dan Lambe. As I write this end-of-year message to you, please consider what engagement means to you.

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.