Every tree we plant makes a difference. That’s why we established the Bartlett Legacy Tree Program in 2014. Through this program, Bartlett Tree Experts arborists distribute seedlings in schools, at events, and for reforestation efforts. The busiest time of year for the program is April, when we celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day.
20,000+ Tree Seedlings Distributed
Local offices across our operating areas spend these holidays in their local communities, sharing the importance of trees — and the importance of caring for them. You can find Bartlett people at Arbor Day and Earth Day celebrations, at local garden centers and nurseries and participating in school activities. This year, we participated in a day of service at Penn State Mont Alto. We hosted a tree identification workshop at a high school in Massachusetts. We raced for the planet at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. And, we gave away over 20,000 tree seedlings in the process of these and other community events.
Bringing Trees and People Together
Trees are our business, and our passion. It’s energizing to share that passion with others. Handing out seedlings is a way to bring people and trees together and presents an opportunity to share our knowledge for a better world.
The seedlings we distribute are selected by geographic region. As such, the focus is on increasing diversity of native tree populations. Common species include bur oak, bald cypress, dawn redwood and birch. During these giveaways, we can help educate people on these species and requirements for their care in urban and suburban landscapes. Further, we can share how critical native species are for pollinators and the livelihood of local wildlife.
Years from now, these tiny trees will have grown into mature specimens that help clean the air, cool our cities and make our world more beautiful. That’s something special to be a part of!