Thursday, June 11, 2015

Donations are coming in, but many more are needed!

Update 6/11/2015:

Dear supporters of Tenney Trees, thank you for your generous contributions!!  The donations have begun to come in and add up, but there is still a long ways to go if we are to protect the remaining eligible trees, and ensure that they can be treated for years to come.

Donations to date total $2815.00.   Given a single EAB treatment costs about $11/inch of tree diameter, this would be enough for the initial treatment of 10-14 trees depending on tree size (most are around 20+ inches)!

This is fantastic progress and incredibly promising, however it is critical that we continue to raise money if we are to treat and protect all 21 trees that have been identified by the Parks department as healthy ash that can be adopted.  Furthermore, it's crucial to secure additional donations for future treatments, since the initial inoculation provides protection for only 3-5 years, after which all the trees will need to be treated again.  Yikes!  Thus, your help is still greatly needed!

Tell your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to spread the word, visit the website, and consider a donation that will directly benefit the trees and our park's urban forest for years to come.  All contributions are tax-deductible!!   Click the link to the right to easily donate now, and view the new map to see trees that need your help. 

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