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Recent ACTrees News
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:
Washington, DC (December 8, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), CSX, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are partnering with ACTrees members to prepare the next generation of environmental stewards. ACTrees members and local Boys & Girls Clubs of America affiliates in 10 communities will receive a CSX Youth Tree Stewards Grant to support this work. (more…)
Washington, DC (November 24, 2014) – Congratulations to the City of Marshall, MI, for their winning National NeighborWoods® Month photo! The top entry features a family planting a tree in the heart of downtown Marshall, beautifully capturing the enthusiasm, dedication, and spirit of NeighborWoods® volunteerism. The winning photo will receive a Corona Cares Grant for $1,000 worth of tools. (more…)
Record Results for the 10th Anniversary of National NeighborWoods® Month
Washington, DC (November 17, 2014) – A record number of volunteers—31,000—joined over 400 local greening organizations to plant and care for trees during October’s National NeighborWoods® Month. Overall, 55,000 new trees were planted and another 15,000 received maintenance at 1,000 events in all 50 states and Canada.
Washington, DC (October 10, 2014) — National NeighborWoods® Month is Alliance for Community Trees’ annual campaign to plant and care for trees during the month of October. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers take action to make their communities greener and healthier by planting trees—turning their neighborhoods into vibrant, livable communities. Over the last decade, more than 170,000 hard-working volunteers have planted over 300,000 trees in all 50 states. (more…)
TD employees root for the environment by planting more than 1,000 trees in 21 cities from Maine to Florida.
Cherry Hill, NJ (September 22, 2014) - TD Bank has announced its fourth annual TD Tree Days tree planting events. Over 1,000 volunteers will plant nearly 1,100 trees in 21 locations from Maine to Florida. The plantings, which are supported by Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will take place throughout October. (more…)
Baltimore, MD (September 20, 2014) — CSX and Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) today completed the final tree plantings of the 1812 Trees Initiative, a multi-year campaign to plant 1,812 trees in Baltimore. The initiative celebrates the Star-Spangled 200, the bicentennial celebration of America’s national anthem, which was written in Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Washington, DC (September 15, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and Boise Paper are pleased to announce that Opa-locka, FL, in Miami-Dade County, will be the next location for a Boise Project UP™ urban park. Development begins this fall, and a tree-planting day will be on October 11, 2014 in Magnolia North Community Park. (more…)