Spring-Green Lawn Care Plants 100,000 Trees With Arbor Day Foundation

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Over the past ten years, Spring-Green has worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant over 100,000 trees across the country. This year, the donation of trees will go to Georgia’s upper Altamaha watershed.

Spring-Green Lawn Care has been donating to Arbor Day Foundation for the planting of trees, totaling over 100,000 trees to date being planted. Since 2010, the donations were allocated by Arbor Day Foundation towards the planting of trees in forests across the country such as Florence County State Forest, Pere Marquette State Forest, Shawnee National Forest, Michigan State Forest, and Douglas County Forest. This year, the donation to plant trees will be allotted to Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program.

The Community Tree Recovery Program plants trees in areas that have been affected by natural disasters in areas all over the country. Currently, there are several campaigns in the works and each tree is planted with the goal of bringing beauty, healing, and hope to communities that have been affected by natural disasters. Trees are planted along streets, parks, and yards.

Spring-Green Lawn Care chose to begin working with Arbor Day Foundation in 2010 because of their love for the outdoors and for greener, healthier lawns – which cannot be accomplished without trees. This year, Spring-Green Lawn Care wanted their donation to be applied specifically for communities in need and Arbor Day Foundation was happy to help. Spring-Green Lawn Care’s donation will go to Georgia’s upper Altamaha watershed.

The Altamaha River watershed supports the largest concentration of rare species of any river in the state. Over 10 rare endangered plant and animal species are found in or along the river. This project will help restore habitats for these species, including the gopher tortoise, a keystone species for many other animals in the watershed. Additionally, long leaf pine will be replanted in the uplands of the watershed to restore native habitat and to provide clean water for the smaller streams and rivers in the area.

“With the support of Spring-Green Lawn Care, Arbor Day Foundation is helping communities affected by a natural disaster to replant trees and in turn bring hope and healing back to the people of these communities” said Dan Lambe, President of Arbor Day Foundation.

What Is Arbor Day?

plant a treeOne of my earliest memories of Arbor Day was when I was in elementary school. We would all leave our classrooms and gather outside around a tree that was about to be planted. There we would find  a hole that a couple of the custodians from the school had already dug and we would slide the tree into the ground. 

The principle would say a few quickly forgotten words and we would all traipse back inside to finish our studies for the day. For the teachers it was a hassle to corral all of us into groups and watch the festivities, but to the kids, it was a chance to go outside for a couple of minutes and blow off a little steam.  Any chance to leave the classroom was a good thing when you’re in grade school, especially if you were able to go outside.

According to Wikipedia, the first documented Arbor Day was held in Spain in 1594 and the first American Arbor Day was held in Nebraska City, Nebraska on April 10, 1872 where J. Sterling Morton was instrumental in establishing.

On the first Arbor Day, an estimated one million trees were planted in Nebraska.  Mr. Morton had a great love of trees and he seemed to pass this down to his son, Joy.  Joy Morton was the founder of the Morton Salt Company. Joy created the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL in 1922, which has grown to encompass 1,700 acres and has been described as a living history museum with over 4,000 different types of trees, shrubs and other woody plants.

Arbor Day is celebrated around the world and over 40 countries have established days to recognize the importance of planting trees and protecting the environment. In the US, the Arbor Day Foundation, founded in 1972 on the centennial of the first Arbor Day, has grown to be one of the largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to planting trees. Spring-Green has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation for several years and have funded the planting of thousands of trees in the US.

This Arbor Day on April 29.  Take the time to plant a tree this year. Being called a tree hugger has gotten a lot of bad publicity over the years, but trees are important to our well-being, so it is okay to hug a tree.  It has done a lot of good for you.

Spring-Green Lawn Care Plants Trees

Spring-Green donates $10,000 to plant trees

Happy Earth Day! We here at Spring-Green Lawn Care continue to give back in ways that beautify our community and bring joy and happiness to our neighbors.

How does Spring-Green give back?

Since 2010, Spring-Green has been donating $10,000 to Arbor Day Foundation each year for the planting of trees, totaling over 50,000 trees planted. Since 2010, the donations were allocated by Arbor Day Foundation towards the planting of trees in forests across the country, such as Florence County State Forest, Pere Marquette State Forest, Shawnee National Forest, Michigan State Forest, and Douglas County Forest. This year, however, the donation to plant trees will be allotted to Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program.

What is the Community Tree Recovery Program?

The Community Tree Recovery Program plants trees in areas that have been affected by natural disasters in areas all over the country. Arbor Day Foundation accepts donations and volunteers that will be used when needed. Currently, there are several campaigns in the works, and each tree is planted with the goal of bringing beauty, healing, and hope to communities that have been affected by natural disasters. Trees are planted along streets, parks, and yards.

Why Arbor Day Foundation?

Spring-Green chose to begin working with Arbor Day Foundation in 2010 because of their love of the outdoors and for greener, healthier lawns – which cannot be accomplished without trees. This year, however, Spring-Green wanted their donation to be applied specifically for communities in need, and Arbor Day Foundation was happy to do so. Spring-Green has local franchises in several areas affected by natural disasters, such as the Texas wildfires, the High Park Fire in Colorado, Kentucky tornadoes, the East Coast affected by Superstorm Sandy, and more.

“With the support of Spring-Green Lawn Care, the Arbor Day Foundation is helping communities affected by natural disaster to replant trees and in turn bring hope and healing back to the people of these communities” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation.

You can read more about the Community Tree Recovery Program’s current campaigns and how to donate, on Arbor Day Foundation’s website.

Have questions about how Spring-Green Lawn Care can help beautify your own lawn and landscape? Contact your local Spring-Green Professional today.

What Do Trees Do? A Lot More Than You Think.

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Trees are an important element in our lives as human beings. If you go to Arbor Day Foundation’s website, you can find all sorts of information on the environmental and economic benefits that trees provide. Spring-Green has worked with with Arbor Day Foundation since 2010, donating to the effort of planting over 50,000 trees across the country. It is part of our commitment to improve the environment in which we work.

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The Many Benefits of Trees

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the benefits that trees provide us besides helping us to keep a little cooler in the hot summer months, but according to Arbor Day Foundation’s website, trees provide much more than just shade. A mature shade tree can increase the value of a home by as much as $10,000, and many relators have stated that mature trees can have a major impact on the their ability to sell a home.

“One acre of forest absorbs 6 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 4 tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.” – U.S. Department of Agriculture

Just like lawns, trees absorb carbon dioxide and give out an abundance of oxygen. According to Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “One acre of forest absorbs 6 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 4 tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.” It goes without saying that without trees and lawns, we would not have much oxygen to breathe.

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What else do trees do?

Having a tree to shade your house can reduce your cooling costs every summer, especially when planted on the south or west side of your home – and each year the tree grows, your savings will increase. Trees will also reduce air pollution and serve as a wind breaker to help protect your home.

Trees in an urban environment do require more care than they do in their natural environment, but caring for trees creates jobs for many people. Tree trimming companies, arborists, tree care companies, landscapers, tree nurseries, and garden centers all employ people to work for them. Many major universities offer degrees in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry and Arboriculture. These same universities engage in research on tree care as well as pest control programs to protect trees from major pest infestations. Caring for trees is a big business!

Trees are not only pleasing to look at, they are a major influence on our health as well as our economy. Caring for trees can be a rewarding and fulfilling endeavor. To commemorate this year’s Arbor Day, do your part and plant a tree today.

Spring-Green Seeks Donations to Plant Trees in Honor of Arbor Day

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As a growing initiative to increase awareness for tree care programs across the country, Spring-Green Lawn Care has once again teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees around the community. For the fifth consecutive year, Spring-Green, an active supporter of Arbor Day, maintains their mission to plant a minimum of 10,000 trees a year.

Celebrating the holiday on April 25, Spring-Green remains committed to being environmentally responsible by enlisting the best practices in lawn and tree care while helping to create beautiful landscapes. “It’s a privilege to be involved with such an incredible organization as The Arbor Day Foundation,” said Ted Hofer, Spring-Green Lawn Care’s CEO. “Spring-Green truly believes in their mission and we will continue to do our part to replant our nation’s forests.”

Arbor Day was originated in Nebraska City, NE by Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician originally from Michigan. An estimated one million trees were planted in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. Today, the holiday that inspires people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees is celebrated in 34 countries worldwide.

To donate a tree for just $1, click here. Once you donate, trees will be planted by volunteers in areas that have been damaged by wildfire, insects or disease. Spring-Green will also be donating an additional tree for every new like received on Facebook.

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