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Carrie Gallagher
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Recent ACTrees News

ACTrees Says Good-Bye to Anthony Le

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.

A Message From ACTrees President David Forsell

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.

ACTrees and Urban Orchard Activists Create Fruit Tree Forum

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…)

ACTrees Interview: Organizing a Local Street Tree Inventory

Brett112014Washington, 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…)

End-of-Year Note from ACTrees Executive Director

Carrie Gallagher photo 2013Dear friends:

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.

ACTrees Interview: Dave Nowak on Urban Forests for Better Air Quality

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:

2014 National NeighborWoods® Month Photo Contest Winners

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…)