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Latest National Arbor Day Foundation Stories

2009-03-26 10:16:00

- Program teaches nearly 34,000 students about importance of trees - Students in four states plant seedlings on Arbor Day - Teachers receive educational materials about role of trees in the ecosystem RICHMOND, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nearly 34,000 elementary school students in more than 360 schools in four states will plant the equivalent of 85 acres of trees this Arbor Day as Dominion's Project Plant It! enters its third year. Project Plant It! is a cooperative partnership...

2008-12-09 08:18:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa author Andrew Bowen and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up in a program that provides $1 from each sale of Bowen's new Christmas book to plant one tree in the nation's forests. The goal is to sell 2,400 copies of the book A Tree's Christmas online by Christmas Day, which will allow the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org) to plant 2,400 trees in one of the nation's forests. The Arbor Day Foundation depends on the U.S. Forest Service...

2008-11-13 09:00:17

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that the company's Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers branch, in conjunction with Tampa's Mayor's Beautification Program and the Parks and Recreation Department, planted a tree in Al Lopez Park. As part of the tree planting ceremony, Thom Snelling, Tampa's first Green Officer, dedicated the large tree that was secured from a local nursery. "Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are honored to make a positive...

2008-11-07 09:00:11

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that it has successfully expanded the company's tree planting initiative through an event organized by its Washington D.C. branch in partnership with Fairfax ReLeaf, Inc. and Level 3 Communications. As part of the Nov. 7 all-day tree planting event, representatives from RISO's Washington, D.C. branch and Fairfax ReLeaf were joined by over 40 employees from Level 3 Communications to plant 1,800 trees across four acres at the...

2008-10-16 12:00:12

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the creation of the Tree Campus USA program, which will recognize college campuses that are committed to planting, maintaining and celebrating trees. To kick off the launch of its Tree Campus USA program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota honored Northern Kentucky University as a Tree Campus USA site with a tree-planting celebration at its Highland Heights, Ky., campus. Tree Campus USA is supported by...

2008-09-15 21:00:14

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Friesleben, Director, Communications of Hy-Vee, Inc., +1-515-267-2941, cell, +1-515-250-3929, cfriesleben@hy- vee.com WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hy-Vee is helping local communities go green by giving away 200,000 trees ready for planting. The company is donating the trees to schools and organizations in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. A number of community groups and more than 500 schools throughout Hy-Vee's...

2008-08-20 15:00:34

Quest, a technology management firm, announced a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 25,000 trees in the Western United States over the next few weeks and months in response to the devastation caused by wildfires. Quest President and CEO, Tim Burke said, "For over 25 years, Quest has functioned as a responsible corporate citizen as part of its green initiative including maintaining various recycling programs for electronic equipment and office waste. But these trees are...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Brandy Rissmiller, Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa. Jul. 6--SCHUYLKILL HAVEN -- For the 14th year, Schuylkill Haven has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. The borough received the award to honor its commitment to community forestry and on Wednesday at a borough council meeting, Frank P. Snyder, service forester for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Cressona, presented the award with "great honor." "In order to...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Elena Temple of U.S. Conference of Mayors, +1-202-861- 6719, etemple@usmayors.org; or Caroline Counihan of The Home Depot Foundation, +1-770-384-2944, caroline_counihan@homedepot.com; or Mandy Hunsicker of Manning Selvage & Lee, for The Home Depot Foundation, +1-404-870-6815 mandy.hunsicker@mslpr.com MIAMI, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors(R) and The Home Depot(R) Foundation today announced Sacramento Tree Foundation and New Jersey...

2008-04-25 18:00:28

In celebration of National Arbor Day, ComEd is offering its customers helpful tips for planting the right tree in the right place. ComEd will participate in more than a dozen Arbor Day programs this year, and spend nearly $40,000 for tree planting and related general grants. "Arbor Day tree planting is a great way to demonstrate concern for the earth," said Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd executive vice president of Customer Operations and Regulatory & External Affairs. "ComEd is...