Fruit Parks Take Root in San Bernardino and Tampa

San Bernardino, CA (April 12, 2014) — More than 30 volunteers gathered to set the stage for the California’s third community fruit park, digging 30 holes in preparation for planting on April 26th. The small community orchard, facilitated by Incredible Edible Community Garden, will provide healthy, organic food within easy reach for residents. And in Tampa, FL, volunteers planted small orchards of fruit trees at three local parks.
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CDC Researcher Connects Trees and Exercise

Salem, OR (April 11, 2014)- An opinion piece in the Statesman Journal highlights a decade of research across diverse disciplines that lead scientists to the same conclusion: healthy trees are essential for healthy people.
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Community Rallys to Re-Tree Tornado-Ravaged Town

Gifford, IL (April 7, 2014) — Last week about 150 volunteers planted over 200 trees around the tornado-ravaged town of Gifford in northeastern Illinois as part of the “Let’s Get Growing Again” project. According to one grateful resident, “It makes it actually feel like it is coming together and that we’re actually getting our lives back. It’s regrowth, starting over.”
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ACTrees Board President to Testify on Urban Forestry Budget

Washington, DC (April 8, 2014) — David Forsell, ACTrees Board President and President of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, is scheduled to testify on April 10th before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. Forsell will respond to the proposed FY 2015 budget for the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.
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Forest Service Chief Testifies on FY 2015 Budget

Washington, DC (April 2, 2014) — U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified on Wednesday, April 2nd before the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on the President’s FY 2015 budget. Chief Tidwell reflected on three focal areas within a total proposed Forest Service budget of $4.77 billion: restoring resilient landscapes, building thriving communities, and managing wildland fires.
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Here’s the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising

Washington, DC (March 29, 2014) — In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Arthur C. Brooks, a contributing opinion writer and president of the American Enterprise Institute, describes why “fund-raising is fun.“
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MillionTreesNYC Issues Report on the Campaign’s Research and Practice

New York, NY (March 24, 2014) – MillionTreesNYC, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, has released “MillionTreesNYC: The Integration of Research and Practice,” which provides an overview of the campaign’s programs and relevant research that helped to substantiate, inform, or measure the campaign since its inception.
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Ice Damage to Trees Presents Difficult Decisions

East Lansing, MI (March 31, 2014) – This past winter was especially brutal across the Midwest and up to Maine. At Michigan State University, where a Christmas week storm left a heavy layer of ice on trees snapping limbs and splitting trunks, biology professor Frank Telewski is working with other experts to study which kinds of trees best withstand severe weather and ways to make them less vulnerable. But the results present communities with difficult decisions.
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