Lincoln, Neb. (January 12, 2012) – Spring-Green Lawn Care, a three-year Arbor Day Foundation partner, has committed to donating $10,000 to plant 10,000 trees in 2012. With every new customer, Spring-Green will make a donation toward tree planting in a forest damaged by wildfire, insects or disease.
Last year, Spring-Green Lawn Care and the Arbor Day Foundation jointly planted 4,000 trees at Pere Marquette State Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, contributing to the habitat needed to save the Kirkland's warbler songbird from extinction. Spring-Green also helped plant 8,000 trees in Wisconsin's Florence County Forest and 3,000 trees near Alabama's Lake Tuscaloosa.
To date, Spring-Green has planted nearly 20,000 trees. The company will announce the locations of its 2012 tree planting efforts in the coming weeks.
"Thanks to Spring-Green Lawn Care's continued support, we will be able to plant much-needed trees in critical areas around the country," said Ben Nelson, Director of Corporate Partnerships with the Arbor Day Foundation. "These trees will provide cleaner air and water, habitat for wildlife and beauty for everyone to enjoy for years to come. By planting trees, Spring-Green is demonstrating their commitment to helping the environment for this and future generations."
"Sustainable tree care is our day job, so working with the Arbor Day Foundation on replanting trees in America's forests was a logical step for us," said James Young, President of Spring-Green Lawn Care. "We are very happy to have been a part of some great successes with the Arbor Day Foundation in the past two years and look forward to many more."
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About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of more than 1 million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.
About Spring-Green Lawn Care: Founded in 1977, Plainfield, Illinois-based Spring-Green Lawn Care has been delivering both traditional and organic lawn and tree care services nationwide for over 35 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of local neighborhoods and communities with both residential and commercial customers. Spring-Green is an attractive opportunity for candidates who do not want to be tied to a storefront operation, retail hours or set appointments. Franchise owners enjoy flexibility of schedule and an outdoor-based business with recurring revenue. Spring-Green currently has approximately 75 franchisees operating more than 120 territories in 27 states.