Davey Tree plants more than 5,750 Trees for Arbor Day

May 25, 2016 -  By
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This year, Davey helped plant more than 5,750 trees, about four trees every minute, on Arbor Day. Photo: Davey

To celebrate Arbor Day, Davey Tree employees planted trees in their local communities.

Their efforts resulted in the planting of more than 5,750 trees. Over the next 50 years, each one of those newly planted trees can generate $31,250 worth of air pollution control, recycle $37,500 worth of water and control $31,500 worth of soil erosion, according to the Arbor Day Foundation.

“As those in the industry know, there are many reasons why trees benefit communities and homeowners,” said Sandra Reid, vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning for Davey Tree. “Trees provide stress reduction and other health benefits. Neighborhoods with trees see improved property values and environmental benefits such as improved storm water retention. Davey does a lot of community tree plantings and maintenance projects across North America all year long, and our dedication to community outreach is never easier to see than on Arbor Day.”

To promote the many benefits of trees nationally, Davey ran a #pics4trees campaign on social media. For every photo with the #pics4trees, Davey donated $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant a tree. From Earth Day to Arbor Day, Davey received more than 100 photo submissions. Due to the huge response, Davey decided to instead make a $1,000 donation to the Arbor Day Foundation, Davey said.

 

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