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“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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With the help of the City of Delray & nearly 100 ACHS student volunteers, we planted another 75 trees at Atlantic Community High School!

We’ve now added 100 trees to the school's entryway, which will add beauty, shade, and valuable environmental benefits for years to come.

Our ACHS Tree Planting Campaign isn’t over yet, as we’ll be adding 150 more trees to the campus next month!

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We passed out 250 FREE TREES thanks to the City of Delray!

City residents got to take home up to two guava, gumbo limbo, loquat, mango, oak, simpson stopper, or soursop to plant at their home.

These trees will not only increase canopy in Delray Beach, but they’ll add beauty, improve stormwater drainage, and reduce energy costs for their new owners for years to come.

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We're giving out 250 FREE TREES next Saturday, Sept. 10th at our Delray Beach Tree Giveaway.

Delray residents can select up to two free native or fruit trees to plant at their home! Species include guava, gumbo limbo, live oak, loquat, mango, simpson stopper, slash pine, and soursop.
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The CG Staff recently kayaked Riverbend Park during our latest team building excursion.

It was an awesome experience exploring the Loxahatchee together - we even got to see some manatees & alligators, and of course humungous cypress trees along the banks.

Big thanks to Jupiter Outdoor Center for a great time!
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We passed out 250 FREE TREES thanks to the @citydelraybeach!

City residents got to take home up to two fruit & native trees.

These trees increase canopy in Delray, plus they’ll add beauty, improve stormwater drainage, and reduce energy costs for their owners for years to come.
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Check out the latest CG TreeBune Newsletter (Aug. 2022) -
We teamed up with Atlantic High students to beautify the school’s entryway - adding 20 new trees!

We'll be planting over 200 more trees on campus over the next few months, which will provide shade, beauty, lower temps & energy cost, and improved air quality for years to come!
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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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