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Community Forestry 2018 Impact

Tree Trust’s Community Forestry program organizes efforts to increase the urban tree canopy through community and school plantings, municipal tree distributions, and other special forestry initiatives. In 2018, we held 31 events in 12 cities, and added more than 3,000 trees
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A TREE PLANTING BLITZ IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS

This event has passed. To see photos from the event, visit our Facebook. A TREE PLANTING BLITZ IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS A local business collaborative provides funds and volunteers to plant 100+ trees In a continuing effort to bring trees to North Minneapolis neighborho
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Improving Green Space for All

Entering the Workforce with Tree Trust This summer, 174 youth are working on Tree Trust’s outdoor crews to improve public parks and recreation areas across the metro. For many participants, Tree Trust’s summer program will be their very first job. While adding high-quality
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YouthBuild Program Celebration

On Thursday, May 24, Alexus sat at a picnic bench at Minnehaha Falls park, enjoying the shade on a 92-degree day. At a table behind her, the rest of the YouthBuild staff and participants were at work competing to build the tallest marshmallow tower on their last day of the program – a
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Meet Tiffany

In 2015, Tiffany joined Tree Trust through our relationship with The Link. While she was with Tree Trust, Tiffany wanted to earn a wage and build the skills and confidence that would allow her to branch out on her own. She built her workplace and communication skills over ne
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Youth Employment Skills Day

On two Saturdays in April, teens and young adults gathered at local workforce development centers in their community to build their employment readiness skills. A total of 43 young people between the ages of 14-21 attended Tree Trust’s Youth Employment Skills Day (YES-Day). Some parti
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Myesha and the Supported Work Program

Myesha came to Tree Trust seeking work. She had part-time experience in retail, but had a passion for childcare and wanted to learn more about the field. Tree Trust secured a paid-internship for her at Sunshine Tree Child Development as part of our Supported Work Program, which specif
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Sammy, the future Social Worker

It was 2009 and Sammy had no high school diploma, a lack of employment history and was on his way to becoming an emancipated young person. He was looking for direction and support to help guide his steps to gain employment and complete college. It was through this search that got Samm
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Success Stories

Meet some of our current and past participants and how their life has changed because of Tree Trust!  Madison Madison, 19, came to Tree Trust as a new mother with little work experience and an unstable living situation. She had no experience applying for jobs, and needed to find
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