NEWSROOM: Arbor Day Foundation
CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Trees Charlotte, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program, is partnering with NASCAR Green to plant 66 trees at the CharMeck Police Memorial Garden in the Nevin Community Park (6000 Statesville Road). The planting will take place on October 6, 2017 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. The community event is made possible with the support of NASCAR Green and is part of NeighborWoods Month, a national celebration of communities and trees. Every October, tens of thousands of volunteers take action to improve neighborhoods across the county by planting and caring for trees. NeighborWoods Month supports local tree planting organizations and their efforts to make neighborhoods cleaners, greener and healthier.
Local residents are invited to come dig in the dirt with TreesCharlotte and NASCAR Green. Together, attendees will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty, guided by professional TreeMasters. Children’s activities will also be provided by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Outdoor University.
“We have a responsibility to positively impact local communities and we are pleased to be able to plant trees at the CharMeck Police Memorial Garden,” said Catherine Kummer, Senior Director, Green Innovation of NASCAR Green. “Planting trees is a key pillar in our NASCAR Green program, and we hope this effort helps improve the grounds of this extremely important landmark.”
To illustrate the importance of trees in our communities, the Alliance for Community Trees commissioned the 2017 NeighborWoods Month Survey*, conducted by Wakefield Research. Key findings include:
Trees bring benefits to not only community infrastructure, but also the people who live there.
- 94 percent of Americans believe that having trees in their community makes them happier.
- More than 60 percent of people surveyed believe having trees in their community inspires them to be active outdoors.
- Nearly half (46 percent) of Americans say that trees in their communities help them relieve stress.
- 95 percent of people surveyed acknowledge shared benefits of having trees in their community including beautification, positive environmental impact and enticing birds and wildlife to their areas.
“We are extremely thankful for NASCAR Green’s support of this tree planting,” said Chuck Cole, TreesCharlotte. “Because of their generosity, the residents of Charlotte will be able to enjoy the benefit of these trees for generations to come.”
NeighborWoods Month volunteering opportunities across the country are made possible by NASCAR Green, MetLife Foundation, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Procter & Gamble’s Family Care brands: Puffs, Charmin and Bounty.
To learn about how to get involved in additional NeighborWoods Month events taking place in your area, please visit NeighborWoodsMonth.org.
About Trees Charlotte
Established in 2012, TreesCharlotte is a nonprofit partnered with the City of Charlotte that is dedicated to expanding Charlotte’s tree canopy with the goal of attaining 50% tree canopy by 2050. Achieving this goal calls for planting 500,000 trees over the coming decades. In addition to planting trees, TreesCharlotte serves as stewards of the land, protecting trees from disease and educating the public about tree care. For more information about TreesCharlotte, visit www.treescharlotte.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TreesCharlotte or on Twitter at @TreesCharlotte.
About Alliance for Community Trees
Alliance for Community Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, is a national network of local nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. With member organizations and program partner organizations throughout the United States, Alliance for Community Trees engages volunteers to take action to improve the environment where more than 90% of people live. Learn more about Alliance for Community Trees and its member organizations at arborday.org/alliance.
The Arbor Day Foundation Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+ between July 18 and 25, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older.
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.