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Recent ACTrees News
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.
Washington, DC (May 5, 2014) — Innovator Autumn Saxton-Ross, of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, shares with us her efforts to encourage policy changes that contribute to health, including ensuring equal access to community trees and greenspace. She’s also taking the lead on a photovoice project with local Washington, D.C. youth that is creating a whole new way to grow youth advocates and stewards for our trees and greenspaces. Here’s our interview:
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.