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GIVING THE GIFT OF TREES


 

 
Revitalize: giving new life and energy. Trees do that. Just ask Ms. Roundtree, one of the first residents to receive a free tree in the Heart of Boynton. "We are so honored to be a recipient of our avocado tree from Community Greening. This program has brought back so many memories. When I was growing up, every home in my community had a fruit tree. Thanks for giving my son the opportunity to have the same memory as me. He is so excited to learn more about plants, how they grow, and how they produce food," said Ms. Roundtree (pictured with her son and CG Community Forester, Dondre McCrary). Thanks to the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, CG will be planting 80 trees at homes in the Heart of Boynton to increase the tree canopy. This program ensures that all residents receive the many life-giving benefits of trees. If you are a resident of the Heart of Boynton, and would like for us to plant a Florida native or fruit tree at your house, please call us at 561-927-TREE.
 


PLANTING AT PLUMOSA PARK


 

A happy group of volunteers came out to plant 50 Florida native trees in Plumosa Park. Thanks to our partnership with the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department, joggers, walkers, and baby strollers will appreciate the shade provided by the new live oaks, paradise trees, and South Florida slash pine planted along the walking path. This was a feel-good group effort with volunteers representing Atlantic Community High School, Thrive and and Merrill Lynch (our new Maple Level Sponsors). Thank you to these local companies for your support: Zimmerman Tree Service for donating the mulch, Lifted Coffee for gifting the coffee and Pizza Rustica for the free lunch!
 


MEET A TREE





"I had fun learning about all of the ways that trees can help us. Knowledge is power!"

- Fiona, age 10, with her dad, Jacob, and "Pacific" the Paradise Tree

 


WELCOME TO THE BOARD: CARY CASTER


 
We are excited to announce our new board member, Cary Caster. Cary and her family have been enthusiastic supporters and participants in our mission since we started. As a successful businesswoman (21 Drops) and experienced botanist, we are fortunate to welcome her to our team!  

Why is Community Greening important to you?
Today, more than ever, our environment needs our help. Thankfully there are organizations like Community Greening that are not only making an impact on helping to balance our carbon footprint, but they are creating areas where communities can gather and reap the benefit of the trees’ fruits as well as shaded recreational outposts. These areas also help to establish small safe havens for some of our quickly dwindling native flora and fauna. I’m thrilled to now play a more active role in these efforts!
 
Where is a Green Space in Palm Beach County you like to visit?
Raising my family in South Palm Beach County I took my children to Gumbo Limbo State Park so many times. The property stretches from the ocean to the intercoastal, so we never tired of encountering new and interesting things.  With the nature walks and all the wonderful exhibits they have, there’s always so many things to learn and watch for. They also have the turtle rescue tanks that are a treat for the whole family. I never tire of visiting this center.

 
PARTNER APPRECIATION 
  

The Merrill Lynch Delray Beach office led by Don Pfeil and Louise Glover is thinking globally and acting locally. They have joined CG's collective effort to improve the environment for people and nature as a Maple Level Sponsor. This crowd knows a good investment when they see one.  Trees appreciate in value over time, they have a high return on investment, and there is limited risk when CG is providing the maintenance. Members of the Merrill Lynch team joined CG volunteers getting sweaty, dirty and mulchy while planting 50 trees in Plumosa Park. "It was so gratifying when I saw the end result of all of our hard work. I drove by the park later that day with my husband and son to 'show off' our finished product! The park was so barren and now is so inviting and welcoming with the 50 new trees. I also especially appreciated being taught how to plant a tree and look forward to joining Community Greening at another planting in the near future," said First Vice President, Louise Glover. Thank you, Louise, and your team!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CG 



  DID YOU KNOW?
 

Successful traits for effective tree planting programs include:
  • Partnerships between the city and non-profit groups
     
  • Reduced responsibility for property owners
     
  • Concentrating plantings in smaller areas
     
  • Utilizing public property when possible
Source: Vibrant Cities Lab
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