In 2016, Tree Trust celebrated our 40th anniversary with three different events to honor the different aspects of our organization that make us who we are!
Growing the Trust: Honoring our Founders, November 3, 2016
Thursday, November 3 served as the grand finale to the series of anniversary events Tree Trust held throughout 2016 as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary year.
Evening highlights included a tribute to Tree Trust founders Rolf Svendsen and Don Willeke, and presentation of Partner Awards to our long-standing partners, City of St. Louis Park, Three Rivers Park District, and Hennepin County.
Nearly 150 guests attended the event at the Mill City Museum where they also heard from Tree Trust Executive Director Norm Champ, and alumni participant, Prescott Jones who reflected on how Tree Trust helped him achieve his dreams and became family to him.
Special THANK YOU to our sponsors for making the evening possible through your generous support:
An Evening in the Park: Celebrating our Youthful Roots, August 9, 2016
We teamed up with Westwood Hills Nature Center for an Evening in the Park. For 40 years, Tree Trust has trained thousands of youth and built hundreds of projects in parks throughout the Twin Cities. From elaborate boardwalks to timber staircases to structural retaining walls, it is truly amazing what Tree Trust youth can build!
We celebrated our JobPrep programs with a family-friendly outdoor event that featured:
-self-guided walking tour with activity stations at Tree Trust built projects
-Tot Boss Food Truck
-Music from Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures
And other fun activities!
Tree Talk at the Taproom, April 28, 2016
We teamed up with St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) and Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul for an evening that featured a film screening titled, “Trees in Trouble” a documentary about America’s Urban Forests. The event will offered two screenings of the film and following the film, Tree Trust Community Forestry Director, Karen Zumach moderated a discussion between the audience and urban forestry professionals to discuss EAB concerns in the Twin Cities and what we can all do to help.
Event attendees also screen printed their own Tree Trust T-shirt with our partner organization Elpis, and enjoyed beer courtesy of Lake Monster Brewing! To view photos from this event, visit our Facebook page. Contact us if you have questions about EAB.