Through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Campaign, a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper, the City of Orange will distribute 1,000 trees to homeowners in Orange and surrounding areas on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Riverfront Pavilion, 601 W Division, Orange, TX.
“The people of Orange have suffered great personal and physical loss,” said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation president. “By replanting, we strive to bring healing and hope to the people and the communities in which they live, as well as help return the beauty and the value trees bring back to their properties.”
“Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery program is continuing the process of recovery in Orange, and we are honored to be a part of building a better future for this community,” said Ed Barr, International Paper’s Orange mill manager. “These trees will add beauty and benefits that will brighten all our lives.”
The Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery, a national program underwritten by FedEx and Foundation members, aims to replace trees in communities affected by natural disasters throughout the United States. The program has held more than 775 events, distributing more than 5 million trees since its inception in 2012.
These new trees will be free of charge for residents and will help to replace trees damaged and destroyed by recent years of weather devastation.
To donate to the recovery efforts supported by this campaign and others across the country please visit Arborday.org/recovery.