Community Tree Recovery Program

We’re proud to be a part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program and look forward to raising awareness about the Foundation’s program to heal communities devastated by natural disasters.

The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need for trees in the wake of natural disasters. Through this program, residents who lost trees in major disasters caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and insects can receive free trees to plant in their yards. This work is critical for re-establishing neighborhood trees…as well as a sense of community.

See their campaign in action on these stories:

Puerto Rico seeks more funds from Congress post-Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s governor is imploring U.S. Congress to increase federal funding and approve several measures to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Rossello released a letter Tuesday asking the U.S.

Slow progress in Florida beach town after Hurricane Michael

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Rebuilding is a slow process in a Florida Panhandle beach town devastated by Hurricane Michael, officials say. The hurricane made landfall Oct. 10 near Mexico Beach with 155 mph (250 kph) winds and a strong storm surge. Essential services, including power and water, have been restored, and some local businesses have reopened.

Thursday marks 20th anniversary since historic flooding in KC

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — This Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of one of the worst floods in Kansas City history. As much as 5 inches of rain fell in less than two hours on Oct. 4, 1998.