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To replant and rejuvenate our urban forests. To promote community stewardship by educating our citizens on teh importance of trees. To beautify the tri-city area once again with majestic trees.
Our organization is not all about trees, it is also about community stewardship and how normal people get together to make a difference in their neighborhood and city. We have volunteers from different groups that offer their time to help us accomplish our mission statement: to replant, and rejuvenate our urban forests. Promote community stewardship by educating our citizens on the importance of trees. Beautify the tri-city area once again with majestic trees.
This is the fourth year for our charity.
Our idea to start this was simple. We saw that our city no longer had an arborist, and when the municipality removed trees from the easement, they were no longer replaced, as they were in the past. This is not just happening in our city, but in other areas as well. So we decided we wanted to ease the burden off of the local government and try to replant our public places.
Trees are important. Trees in a city are very important. They help cool the streets and houses in the summer and are windbreaks to help warm in the winter. They also help clean the air we breathe, not to mention they create oxygen.
As stewards we should replant for ourselves, for our communities, and for future generations. We want to promote that community stewardship by educating our citizens on the importance of trees, how trees benefit our lives, and hopefully encourage people to buy and plant trees on their property.
As we are a small group, we rely on the generosity of donations to help plant trees and educate those on the importance of having our urban forests. We are always looking for and appreciate volunteers who can help in any way.
Since our inception in 2008, through the generosity of not just monetary donations, but time, our small beginnings have had enormous results!
First, we helped organize an Earth Day Block Party with Earth First Recycling where we planted 13 trees in the Storch Street neighborhood, bringing the community together.
Our second planting was in conjunction with Keep Saginaw Beautiful. We were on Adams Blvd. in Saginaw, replacing 20 flowering trees that had been removed over the years and not replaced.
In 2009, we had 2 major tree plantings.
First, we helped organize an Arbor Day tree planting at Jessie Rouse Elementary where we planted 15 flowering trees on the school grounds.
Our second planting was in conjunction with Keep Saginaw Beautiful. We were on Adams Blvd. in Saginaw, replacing 15 flowering trees and 3 elm trees that had been removed over the years and not replaced.
2010 was our biggest planting yet! 65 trees were planted. This was in several locations, including Adams Blvd and Borland Court area, Ezra Rust, Arthur Eddy Academy and Otto Roeser Park area. In 2011 we planted 25 trees on Ojibway Island and helped Heritage Square get 12 trees planted.
- Linda Mitlyng
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