TruGreen Giving away trees for Arbor Day
May 17, 2018
TruGreen Proud to Partner with Arbor Day Foundation to Distribute Free Trees to Communities in Need
In celebration of #ArborDay, TruGreen has once again teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation and joined their Community Tree Recovery Program to inspire others to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Several of our branches in the areas of Buffalo, Detroit and Boulder have been lending a helping hand to homeowners in these communities by planting trees in areas affected by natural disasters. These new trees provided were free of charge, and help to replace trees lost to the emerald ash borer as well as tree canopy to hurricanes that took place last year.
The events in each community were led by branch leaders and branch teams in each community. According to Caleb Hall, TruGreen general manager in Littleton, CO, “The event was a great opportunity to work as a team to give back to the Boulder community. We were really proud to be able to serve as a sponsor and support the Arbor Day Foundation and the Boulder community in helping this area rebuild their tree populations devastated by the emerald ash borer.”
“It’s also another way we’re showing our commitment to improving the environment and helping others live life outside because we all know communities thrive when they have healthy lawns, landscapes and tree scapes. ” added Hall.
Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery, a national program supported by foundation members and corporate supporters like TruGreen, aims to replace trees in communities affected by natural disasters throughout the United States. The program has assisted more than 200 communities in planting or distributing more than 3.8 million trees since its inception in 2012.
"Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor DayFoundation. "It made perfect sense for us to once again align our efforts with a partner like TruGreen to accomplish our mutual goal of improving the quality of a neighborhood's outdoor spaces."
To donate to the recovery efforts supported by this campaign or others across the country please visit www.arborday.org/recovery. With your help, we can begin to restore this nation's beautiful landscapes. Click here to learn more about TruGreen and its commitment to helping others support their communities and live life outside.
Buffalo: Service Manager Bob Chu along with his branch team leading tree planting efforts to support TruGreen.
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Boulder: Crowds lined up to collect various types of trees such as Pecan, Choke Cherry, Hickory and 2 varieties of Oak as TruGreen General Manager Caleb Hall and Sales Manager Michael Hudson.
Detroit: Kevin Sayers, Michigan DNR Urban Forestry Program Coordinator, Service Manager Tony Bryant, Christine O’Neil, and Service Manager Tom O’Neil.