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Hear it from the Experts

“Expanding tree canopy is extraordinarily important to our community, but can be a challenge for government because of concerns about cost and maintenance. Our partnership with Community Greening lends us the resources and credibility to overcome these barriers and make tangible progress on our climate commitments. We are grateful to work with such a successful organization that truly cares about racial equity”

Rebecca Harvey, Sustainability Coordinator Boynton Beach Utilities City of Boynton Beach
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“Community Greening is one of the emerging superstars of the Alliance for Community Trees community. This new organization in Florida is turning heads, engaging tree planters and transforming the community forest in Delray. Keep up the great work!”

Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation President
Jason Scorse

“The community benefits from community greening are tremendous, but rarely measured or recognized in policy discussions. Trees bring cleaner air, reduce energy costs in surrounding buildings, help reduce runoff and filter water pollution, and best of all make people happier and healthier. I love how this team is using economics the right way, by clearly showing how tree planting benefits the local community using simple metrics and good science. This is the future for sustainable community development.”

Jason Scorse, Director, Center for the Blue Economy
Dr. Paul Ries

“I’ve been privileged to watch the growth of non-profit tree planting groups across the US over the last 30 years, and I’m impressed with what Community Greening has accomplished in a very brief period of time. They aren’t just planting trees, they are growing communities, and South Florida is all the better for it. Community Greening not only makes cities greener, they make them safer, more resilient, and more livable.”

Dr. Paul Ries, President of Insightful Nature LLC and Former President of the International Society of Arboriculture

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Hear it from our volunteers

Hahnah Shin & Children

“Community Greening means a lot to us as a family. We see it as our responsibility as community members to give back to the earth that we live upon. Community Greening teaches children the importance of planting trees and the responsibilities involved in assisting a tree to thrive. I want to raise my children in a community where they have trees and parks to play on. I asked my 8 year old daughter Arya why she is always so excited when a Community Greening event is coming up and she replied, “Mommy, can you imagine if we had no trees?!” She is so right. Humans tax the environment in every aspect of our existence. Imagine if there were no more trees? I am so glad there are organizations out there like Community Greening that give back to the environment and create a safe place for children of all ages and types to learn and grow.”

Hahnah Shin, Volunteer
Ben Levison

“I love nature, and I love trees. I’m excited to be a part of Community Greening and to improve our natural habitat, to educate, inspire and energize our kids and to create natural, happy places for people and animals…”

Ben Levison, Volunteer

“Community Greening gives me an opportunity to give back to a wonderful community by doing something I love – planting trees. The passion, effort and results of Community Greening’s founders however, is a gift to everyone.”

Evan Widlitz, Volunteer

“I have always been very passionate about the environment and doing what I can to help make sure it continues to thrive. I love learning about different types of trees, especially the Florida Natives, since I am a Florida Native myself and have been surrounded by these plants my entire life. With the knowledge and experience I gained during my internship, I have been able to teach and show others what they can do for the trees. At Community Greening events I have met so many people in my community from all different paths of life who share my interest in helping the environment and planting trees. I am also a Delray local so I love driving by the trees that I planted with Community Greening and watching them flourish.

My favorite thing is watching the kids get excited at the tree plantings and naming their tree. I am grateful to have the opportunity to intern and volunteer with community greening.”

Riley Atwater, Volunteer
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The Youth Tree Team’s latest Environmental Enrichment Day was spent at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach.

The teens got the opportunity to kayak throughout the refuge, as well as help the American Conservation Experience team catch invasive Cuban Treefrogs.

A big thank you to the National Wildlife Refuge Association and USFWS Southeast Region for helping make this experience possible!
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Red maple & Bald cypress trees are ideal for planting within retention ponds & wet basins - just like these in which CG added outside of S.D. Spady Elementary Montessori in Delray Beach, Florida and Boynton Lakes Park in Boynton Beach, Florida.

In addition to improving water quality, these trees prevent erosion and help better manage stormwater run off, however they also add beauty and tree canopy to typically unusable landscapes.

Despite Red maple & Bald cypress trees dropping all of their leaves in the winter, they are still thriving and working hard to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff year round!

#RightTreeRightPlace #MoreTreesPlease
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Students from the American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus Summer Institute recently volunteered their time to help out at our tree nursery.

Ms. Edris’ Community Service & Leadership Class did an excellent job as they potted-up saplings, weeded small trees, and helped us prep for some upcoming planting projects!

We’re always looking for volunteers lend a hand in our nursery, so please sign-up to help out -
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Members of the CG team attended the Trees Florida Conference in Clearwater Beach and the Greater & Greener Urban Parks Conference in Philadelphia this past week.

These conferences provide an excellent opportunity to learn from tree professionals around the country, develop valuable partnerships, and foster new ideas to implement back here in South Florida.

Thank you to all of the groups that helped make these experiences possible, especially TD Bank, City Parks Alliance, ISA FL Chapter, and US Fish & Wildlife Service!
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Join Community Greening as we plant South Florida! Check out the latest CG promo video and get excited to plant some trees with us!

We hope to see you at a future Community Greening Tree Planting or Giveaway soon!

#communitygreening #moretreesplease 

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Red maple & Bald cypress trees can improve water quality, prevent erosion & add beauty & tree canopy to unusable landscapes when planted in retention ponds!

Despite dropping all of their leaves in the winter, they are still thriving & removing pollutants from stormwater runoff!
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Check out the latest CG News in the July 2022 Treebune!
The CG team attended Trees Florida 2022 in Clearwater Beach & the Greater & Greener Urban Parks Conference in Philadelphia this past week.

These conferences are a great opportunity to learn from tree experts, develop partnerships & foster new ideas to bring back to South FL.
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Join Community Greening as we plant South Florida! Check out the latest CG promo video and get excited to plant some
trees with us!

We hope to see you at a future Community Greening Tree Planting or Giveaway soon!

#communitygreening #moretreesplease
We love The Community Grove - especially when there’s fruit to pick!

Once an illegal dump site, it’s now an Urban Orchard w/ dozens of trees including: Avocado, Barbados cherry, Guava, Jackfruit, Lychee, Mango, Papaya, Mulberry, Sapodilla, Soursop, Starfruit, Sugar apple & more!
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