Partnership kicks off with Utah Tree Planting
LINCOLN, Neb., April 17, 2018 – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced a new partnership with Traeger Wood Fired Grills as part of the company's commitment to sustainable practices. The partnership is launching with a kick-off tree planting event in Millcreek, Utah on April 18 at 9 a.m. Traeger employees will help plant 20 much-needed trees in Scott Avenue Park (3475 S 800 E, Millcreek, UT 84106). Arbor Day Foundation's Alliance for Community Tree member, TreeUtah, is facilitating the planting.
TreeUtah and Traeger selected Scott Avenue Park to help restore a community gathering space in need. The park has not had any tree plantings in several years and recently removed dead trees from its premises. The event will seek to improve and beautify the park to benefit the surrounding community in Millcreek.
"We applaud Traeger's efforts in using trees to further the company's sustainability goals," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "Because of their commitment, not only will the trees planted bring beauty to the area, they will bring environmental benefits such as cleaner air and water to the area."
In addition to the Utah kick-off, Traeger is supporting the planting of 5,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley planting effort in 2018.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 46 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.
As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
Traeger Grills, headquartered in Salt Lake City, has been revolutionizing BBQ grilling and outdoor cooking for 30 years with one simple, all-encompassing cooking solution. Traeger pellet grills use 100% all natural hardwood fuel to infuse food with flavorful smoke, making food taste delicious and most of all, memorable. As the inventor of the original and world's top selling wood-fired grill, Traeger utilizes wood-fired convection power to provide 6-in-1 versatility; grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and BBQ meals to perfection every time. Visit www.traegergrills.com for more information and to purchase Traeger grills and accessories.
TreeUtah is dedicated to improving Utah's quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship and education. Through working with municipalities and public agencies, they identify locations in need of tree plantings. We engage groups of volunteers not only help plant trees in their neighborhoods, but to learn about why the tree varieties were selected for the planting site, the right tree choices for our region, and how to plant for success.