Tree Trust and the City of Columbia Heights to green up with the support of Boise Paper’s Project UP™ initiative

Tree Trust and the City of Columbia Heights to green up with the support of Boise Paper’s Project UP™ initiative

[Minneapolis] September 15, 2018– On Saturday, September 15th, the Alliance for Community Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation; Boise Paper, Office Depot, Inc.; Tree Trust; and the City of Columbia Heights will come together to plant 60 trees to complete the rebuilding project of Keyes Park in Columbia Heights.

Keyes Park is a neighborhood park, recently renovated through the city’s park dedication funding, adding two new ballfields, additional parking and new playground equipment.  The addition of new trees through this planting will increase the tree canopy as well as the diversity of species at this popular park – providing a legacy for generations to come.

Funded through sales of select office papers, and in partnership with Arbor Day Foundation, Boise.

Paper’s Project UP™ initiative works to transform distressed urban spaces into vibrant community spaces. Columbia Heights, a suburb of Minneapolis, will be the 11th planting sponsored by Project UP™, joining parks and neighborhoods in Indianapolis, Baltimore, Miami, Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, and Houston.

“The goal of Project UP is to lift up the communities our customers and employees call home,” said Mary Furto, Senior Director of Marketing for Boise Paper. “The Keyes Park project is a tremendous opportunity to revitalize this neighborhood’s green space. And we’re looking forward to working alongside residents and community volunteers to plant a new generation of shade trees in Columbia Heights.”

“Project UP is a transformative community initiative that makes a positive impact on the landscape of neighborhoods where we live and work every day. Office Depot is proud to partner with Boise Paper, Arbor Day Foundation, the City of Columbia Heights, and Tree Trust in serving on this special day where volunteers – customers and employees – come together to dedicate their time and talent to impact generations to come,” said Alex Price, National Director of Community Relations for Office Depot, Inc.

Media Contact:               

Kim Lawler
Tree Trust
[email protected]

About Arbor Day Foundation:
Arbor Day Foundation is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. With member organizations and program partner organizations in the United States and Canada, Arbor Day Foundation engages volunteers to take action to improve the environment where over 90% of people live: in cities, towns, and metropolitan areas. Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 44 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. For more information visit

About Boise Paper:
Boise Paper, a division of Packaging Corporation of America, manufactures a full line of quality papers including imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, and papers used in packaging, such as label and release papers. Through their Paper with Purpose® promise, they commit to delivering excellent value while sustaining environmental, economic, and social resources for future generations. Keep current with Project UP™ news and events at  
Boise Paper, Paper with Purpose, and Project UP are trademarks of Boise White Paper, L.L.C., or its affiliates.

About Office Depot:
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of office supplies, business products and services delivered through an omnichannel platform.
The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and Highmark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “ODP.”
Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a trademark of OMX, Inc. ©2017 Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About  Tree Trust:
Since 1976 Tree Trust has been bringing people together to create positive, lasting changes in their lives and in their communities. Throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, Tree Trust builds lasting improvements in parks, nature areas, schools, neighborhood spaces, community agencies, and backyards. Every day, Tree Trust is investing in a better future by working in partnership with the community and our neighbors to improve lives and transform the green landscapes of our communities.

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