Arbor Day Foundation

Sourwood: A Treat from the Bees


Oxydendrum arboretum

A native tree of North America, the sourwood is one of the few endemic trees that is not found on other continents unless planted, and has no related species. The name sourwood is derived from the bitter taste of its leaves. Native Americans and early colonists depended on the sourwood as an important source of medicine to aid with indigestion, asthma, diarrhea, and mouth ulcers. Farmers found its hard, durable wood excellent for tool handles and machinery bearings.

Los Papales Estate is a Model Farm for Sustainability


Situated high in the mountains of northern Nicaragua is a small town with a reputation for producing some of the best quality coffee in the country. More than half of Nicaragua’s coffee comes from the Jinotega region, also known as the “capital of coffee.” The variety of high-altitudes, forests, valleys, soils, and climate are all factors that contribute to the quality of coffee in the area. Arbor Day coffee buyer Jon Ferguson visited one of the area’s largest coffee producers and learned a lot about the practices behind the operation that make this farm successful.

Prairifire Flowering Crabapple: Rose of the Tree World


Malus ‘Prairifire’

It’s not inaccurate to say that crabapples are the roses of the tree world. Taxonomically, they are in fact, members of the rose family, Rosaceae. Like their cousins, crabapples are grown primarily for their beauty. The stunning long-lasting spring blossoms are a sight to behold. There is a never-ending desire to develop a new form of crabapple and give it a fanciful name. This has resulted in more than 800 cultivars of crabapples in the records.

Susan Henricks Tapped to Serve on Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees

ICAN Executive to Serve Three Year Term
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LINCOLN, Neb., July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed ICAN – the Institute for Career Advancement Needs – President and CEO Susan L. Henricks to serve for a three-year term. Prior to becoming CEO of the leader development programs, services and events organization  in 2014 , Susan was the President and COO of NRC Health.

Crayton Webb Tapped to Serve on Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees

Mary Kay Inc. Executive to Serve Three Year Term
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LINCOLN, Neb., July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Crayton Webb, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc. in Dallas, Texas to serve for a three-year-term. Crayton currently leads the company’s global media and public relations team and is also responsible for Mary Kay’s global CSR and philanthropic efforts. Crayton and his team provide support and guidance to Mary Kay's 35+ international markets and execute in the U.S.

Warranty Solutions and the Arbor Day Foundation Celebrate the Planting of More Than 1.7 Million Trees

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LAKEWOOD, Colo., July 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Warranty Solutions through its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation is pleased to announce that together we have planted more than 1.7 million trees in our nations forests. The partnership between the two entities began in 2009 to help improve air quality, water quality, mitigate the effects of climate change, combat deforestation and prevent species loss. To-date, the number of trees planted would offset the emissions of approximately 5,856 cars for one year.

Ingersoll Rand Makes Substantial Donation to Arbor Day Foundation and GlobalGiving

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DAVIDSON, N.C., May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, donated $15,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation and $15,000 to GlobalGiving in honor of Earth Day.

The Arbor Day Foundation Partners with General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands on Tree Planting to Beautify Detroit Park

Groups Participate in The Greening of Detroit Park Project
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DETROIT, MI, May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands are planting 40 trees at the Greening of Detroit Park in honor of Elizabeth Gordon Sachs at 1463 East Jefferson Street on May 22.

CSX and the Arbor Day Foundation Work Together to Plant the Future

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CSX’s community partners help us achieve a wide range of corporate responsibility goals – one of which is being a committed neighbor and environmental steward. Our employees realize that part of their job is being an integral part of the communities where CSX operates.

So this Earth Day, we’re celebrating our partnership with one of our CSX community partners: The Arbor Day Foundation. Last fall, some of the Arbor Day Foundation staff met with CSX colleagues who planted trees at one of our Philadelphia service days.

How to Develop a Company Plan for Carbon Neutrality

A Webinar Series Presented by SCS Global Services and Arbor Day Foundation
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In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, companies are facing pressure from customers, governments, investors, and other stakeholders to become carbon neutral. Your company can anticipate and respond to these pressures by developing a climate action plan and becoming carbon neutral. Not only will this identify many opportunities for improvement within your supply chain, but will also help distinguish your brand from competitors.


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