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 and shrubs to our communities. With a full-time staff of just two, these accomplishments are only possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of our many volunteers, partners, and funders.
First, THANK YOU to the 609 individual volunteers who moved trees, shoveled dirt and mulch, carried water buckets, and ultimately got the trees planted. You donated nearly 2,200 hours to improving your community environment this year – and smiled the whole time! Be sure to check out photos from our events on Facebook.
Also, THANK YOU to the municipal and school partners who worked to find the places in your communities that desperately needed new trees. Thanks to you, the following cities will be a bit greener in 2019:
Finally, a big THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors and individual donors – with whom we truly could not do this work. To the Arbor Day Foundation, Midtown Greenway Coalition, the NFL and Super Bowl partners, Cargill, Xcel Energy, CenterPoint, Dakota Electric, Connexus, the US Forest Service, the Washington County Watershed District, Boise/Office Depot, the Autonomous Collective of MN, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, and Hy-Vee. Lastly, thanks to the dozens of Green Futures donors who give money every spring, and to our anonymous donor for matching every single dollar donated to Green Futures – THANK YOU!
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