Delray’s Community Greening Partnering With TD Tree Days To Plant Trees

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Delray’s Community Greening was selected by TD Bank to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program aimed at expanding green spaces in low-to moderate-income neighborhoods.

Staff and volunteers of Community Greening will join local employees of TD Bank to plant 50 trees at a vacant lot in Delray Beach on Nov. 2.

“We’re proud to partner with Community Greening during TD Tree Days to nurture the community and the environment from the ground up,” said Joseph Doolan, TD Bank’s Head of Environmental Affairs. “Trees do much more than beautify our communities – they produce oxygen; improve air quality and slow climate change by reducing carbon emissions, airborne pollutants and smog; provide cooling shade to reduce energy costs; and enhance the quality of life.”

Now in its seventh year, TD Tree Days will bring together more than 1,000 community members and TD employees through early November to plant approximately 850 trees in 21 communities across the United States. TD Tree Days will be managed with support from The Arbor Day Foundation.

Founded in 2010, the program has made a significant positive impact for communities and the environment as TD’s flagship volunteer and urban greening program, planting more than 235,000 trees and shrubs, primarily in Canada and the U.S.

Community Greening is one of 18 organizations in the United States that was chosen to participate in TD Tree Days through an application process.

“Community Greening is excited to participate in TD Tree Days because it unlocks the potential of a vacant lot to provide the benefits of trees to residents for years to come,” said Mark Cassini, Community Greening’s Co-Director.

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