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Arbor Day Foundation Statement on J. Sterling Morton

J. Sterling Morton, the man who developed the idea for the Arbor Day holiday, was a vocal anti-abolitionist who held deeply flawed beliefs regarding race and slavery. The Arbor Day Foundation condemns those beliefs. We have long embraced diversity and inclusion as core organizational values and know that upholding these ideals takes conscious an Continue reading...


20 Cities Awarded TD Green Space Grants for Innovative Urban Forestry Initiatives in Underserved Neighborhoods

TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the recipients of the TD Green Space Grants program. These grants provide a total of $400,000 USD to support green infrastructure development, tree planting, forestry stewardship, and community green space expansion, advancing environmental and economic benefits for underserved communities. Continue reading...


Arbor Day Foundation and Bank of America Drive Local Climate Resiliency Initiatives

d $250,000 grant to support efforts in four U.S. cities to increase the number of trees planted in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Cities will receive funding from the Community Resiliency Grant program and recipients include local nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies. Continue reading...


Crowd Cow Commits to Carbon-Neutral Operations through Partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation

A new partnership between Crowd Cow and the Arbor Day Foundation will offset the carbon impact of all Crowd Cow orders. Continue reading...


Arbor Day Foundation Announces 2020 Arbor Day Award Winners

The Arbor Day Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2020 Arbor Day Awards, recognizing five individuals and organizations for their exemplary tree planting and environmental practices. Continue reading...


Arbor Day Foundation and Publix Partner to Protect the Natural Waters of Florida

In early 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation and Publix partnered to plant 125,000 trees in Florida's Withlacoochee State Forest and Little Orange Creek, helping to restore impaired waterways and critical wildlife habitats. These efforts are the continuation of a four-year partnership between Publix and the Arbor Day Foundation. Continue reading...


Arbor Day Foundation Launches Campaign to Celebrate Arbor Day at Home

The Arbor Day Foundation has announced a social media campaign to plant 50,000 trees on behalf of people celebrating Arbor Day while following social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic. Through April 24 -- the 148th observance of Arbor Day -- the Foundation will plant one tree for each Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook user who posts a picture of a tree using the hashtag #ArborDayAtHome, up to 50,000 trees. Continue reading...


The Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Inaugural Class of Tree Campus Healthcare Facilities

The Arbor Day Foundation today recognized sixteen hospitals across the United States as the first-ever Tree Campus Healthcare facilities. The healthcare institutions earned this recognition by demonstrating a commitment to improving community wellness through tree planting, education, and community engagement. Continue reading...


The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Recognize Tree Cities of the World

The Arbor Day Foundation along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today announced the first cities to be recognized through the Tree Cities of the World program. Calendar year 2019 was the first year of eligibility in this worldwide initiative to recognize cities for their commitment to urban forestry management. Continue reading...


Arbor Day Foundation Announces Initial Planting Locations for 20 Million #TeamTrees Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is launching domestic and international planting projects to fulfill its commitment to plant more than 21.5 million trees funded by #TeamTrees, a viral crowdfunding campaign driven by YouTubers MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) and Mark Rober in late 2019. As early as January 2020, trees will be planted in high-need public and private forests recovering from fire, storms, deforestation, and other threats. Continue reading...

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