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Recent ACTrees News
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…)
Washington, DC (September 8, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and Corona are pleased to announce winners of Corona Cares™ Tool Grants to support National NeighborWoods® Month.
Washington, DC (August 4, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and CSX are partnering with local greening organizations to strengthen and reestablish urban tree canopies. As part of ACTrees’ National NeighborWoods® Month in October, 30 communities across the country will receive CSX Tree Giveaway Grants and CSX Restoration Grants.
Washington, DC (July 21, 2014) — Mark Buscaino, Executive Director of Washington, DC-based Casey Trees and ACTrees Board member, shares how the nonprofit is carrying out its mission—one tree and one relationship at a time. In the process, they’ve built an impressive suite of effective and innovative local initiatives. Mark offers some real gems of advice for other organizations that are looking to engage their community in tree planting—and more importantly, ongoing tree maintenance. Read our interview:
Washington, DC (June 30, 2014) — Alliance for Community Trees is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014 Community Groves℠ grant awards. Funding will support local grassroots organizations to plant, maintain, and harvest fruit and nut trees in 12 cities across the country from California to New Hampshire.
Washington, DC (June 16, 2014) — Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group, shares the back story on TD’s report, released last week, assessing the economic value of Toronto’s urban forest. The Toronto Star reported: “When a bunch of economists write an ode to City of Toronto trees, you just know the leafy, wooden urbanites are having a moment.” Why are TD economists making the case for a bigger tree canopy? Read our interview:
Washington, DC (June 10, 2014) — The first week of July is Leland Milstein’s final week with Alliance for Community Trees. Leland leaves us to return to his alma mater, Yale University in New Haven, CT, to begin his studies for an MBA.
TreesNY staff and Citizen Pruners inspect New York City trees.
Washington, DC (June 9, 2014) — TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, through the TD Charitable Foundation, and Alliance for Community Trees are proud to announce grant winners of the second annual TD Tree Care program. (more…)
Washington, DC (May 13, 2014) — Dozens of ACTrees member organizations from across the country convened last week for the 2014 Policy Summit in Washington, DC. Members also advocated in their hometowns. Participants met with elected officials as well as heads of federal agencies. While there is bipartisan interest in urban forestry, persistent budget challenges face Congress.
Washington, DC (May 6, 2014) — Members of the ACTrees Board of Directors met last week in Washington, DC, at the Yates Building of the U.S. Forest Service. The ACTrees Board guides the organization and ensures success in meeting its goals. At this meeting they moved ACTrees forward on its new Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals, and shared their urban forestry successes from around the country.