ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted 1,OOO trees across the community.
This reinvestment in the urban tree canopy will produce tangible benefits like increased property values, energy conservation, and improved air quality, as well as intangible benefits like strengthening ties among neighbors and increasing the capacity of the community to create change.
Join us for our next planting day on April 22, 2017!
Spring 2017 Planting Day Logistics
Please arrive at 995 Kensington Avenue at 9AM on Saturday, April 22nd.
Groups will be registered and sent to one of two planting locations. 30 trees will be planted in McCarthy Park and 50 trees will be planted one Davidson, Hastings, and Godfrey Avenues.
Refreshments will be provided in the morning and afternoon.
Help us continue to reforest University District on street at a time!
You can help us get the word out by sharing our poster with your friends, family, and neighbors! You can also share our posts on social media!
Be sure to link to this page: http://ourheights.org/retree/
You can help us hit our fundraising goal of $5,000 and fund the trees and tools necessary to make ReTree the District a reality.
Visit our GiveGab fundraising page to support the work of dozens of community stakeholders and over one thousand volunteers.
Project Progress & Evaluation
This report provides an overview of what ReTree the District has accomplished so far, and how it plans to continue improving operations, volunteer experiences, and tree survival rates through the second half of the initiative through the use of mobile technology and integrated feedback.
Sign-up to Get More Involved
The easiest way to sign up to volunteer is to fill out the Google forms below. If you plan to bring a group to a planting event, please have each member sign up to give us a more accurate volunteer count.
Thanks to all our sponsors who have made ReTree the District Possible!
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY: Akron Tree Farms, Bailey Avenue Business Association, B Team Buffalo, Chestnut Ridge Nursery, City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation, Dunkin’ Donuts, Home Depot, ReTree WNY, Schichtel’s Nursery, St. Joseph University Parish, St. Joseph Neighborhood Housing Initiative, University District Block Club Coalition, and the University Heights Tool Library