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Community Tree Planting GuideAuthor(s): Katie Himanga; Douglas Jones; Jean Miller; Janette Monear; Gail Steinman; Katherine Widin
Publication Series: Other
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DescriptionTree Trust has been helping people plant trees in their communities since 1976. Our goal is to educate people about the importance of trees in their community and guide them through the process of successful tree-planting projects. Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said ?to exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees?. Research has shown this to be true. As a volunteer or professional, you are important to the health and well being of your community. You can lead the way to enhancing your community by organizing and implementing tree planting projects. These projects unite citizens and give them the opportunity to participate in the development of their community. Participation enhances a community?s character and strengthens its social structure. Trees are a capitol investment. They add to the economic and environmental well being of your community. Trees reduce crime, mitigate water run off, lower energy costs, reduce noise, and cleans the air, while replenishing the oxygen in the air we breathe. We designed this Community Tree Planting Guide to help you through the process of organizing and implementing a successful tree-planting project. It begins by assessing your planning site and concludes with long term care for your trees. Your project will be a lasting gift to your community while reflecting community pride and spirit. Tree Trust is glad to support you in your efforts and we wish you success.
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CitationHimanga, Katie; Jones, Douglas; Miller, Jean; Monear, Janette; Steinman, Gail; Widin, Katherine 2001. Community Tree Planting Guide. null
Keywordstree planting, tree selection, community, tree trust, planting trees in communities, community tree planting guide, plant trees, selecting trees
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