Arbor Day Foundation Award Honors Excellence in Urban Forest Management
LINCOLN, Neb. May 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that the City of Charlotte has been awarded the Foundation’s Champion of Trees Award. This award recognizes a government entity, community-based organization, or partnership among such groups that has demonstrated exemplary leadership to develop and implement new policies and practices for municipal tree planting and care, natural area stewardship or arboriculture. The award will be presented on May 13 at an award reception for the City of Charlotte at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
Communities reap the benefits of strong and sustainable urban forestry programs.
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With the support of our members and partners, the Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, more than 153 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.
Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the nearly 130 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grassroots network united in its purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.
In the wake of natural disasters, new trees bring communities hope and healing.
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Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees is much more than meets the eye. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need for trees in the wake of natural disasters.
Trees Forever Inspired to Start Youth Watering Program Modeled After Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
This year, Alliance for Community Trees hosted a mentor exchange program for members through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The mentor exchange program paired smaller non-profit groups with larger groups and allowed them to learn by travelling to their location and doing a site visit.
Guest post by Leslie Berckes, program manager and field coordinator, Trees Forever
Spending time outdoors in nature is not only fun, but it’s therapeutic and rejuvenating. Time spent in nature improves your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Residents who live in greener communities are three times more likely to be physically active and 40 percent less likely to be overweight than those living in less green settings.
To kick-off National Exercise with your Child Week, we’re sharing 6 ways trees lure you outdoors and make you want to stay there.
Natural disasters often strike without warning and wreak havoc wherever they land. A city can never be fully prepared for natural devastation, but there are measures they can put in place that will help reduce the impact. One of the easiest and cheapest tools a city can use is its urban forest. A thick, urban forest can reduce the environmental and economic impact of heavy storms.
Oct 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – TD Bank Group (TD) is proud to announce that it has teamed up with the Community Forest Trust (CFT) to launch TD Green Streets UK. Through the program, TD will provide two £10,000 grants to enable two innovative urban greening projects to come to life in the regions of Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. Priority will be given to communities in less affluent areas that have the greatest potential to benefit from high quality urban forestry.
TD Economics has released a new report that looks at the value of trees and green spaces from an economic perspective in Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver. The report shows that urban forests do much more than green our neighbourhoods. For example: