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Lawn Care: Spring-Green Lawn Care to donate $10,000 to plant 10,000 trees
LINCOLN, Neb. — Spring-Green Lawn Care, a three-year Arbor Day Foundation partner, has committed to donating $10,000 to plant 10,000 trees in 2012. With every new customer, Spring-Green will make a donation toward tree planting in a forest damaged by wildfire, insects or disease.
Last year, Spring-Green Lawn Care and the Arbor Day Foundation jointly planted 4,000 trees at Pere Marquette State Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, contributing to the habitat needed to save the Kirkland’s warbler songbird from extinction. Spring-Green also helped plant 8,000 trees in Wisconsin’s Florence County Forest and 3,000 trees near Alabama’s Lake Tuscaloosa.
To date, Spring-Green has planted nearly 20,000 trees. The company will announce the locations of its 2012 tree planting efforts in the coming weeks.
“Thanks to Spring-Green Lawn Care’s continued support, we will be able to plant much-needed trees in critical areas around the country,” said Ben Nelson, director of Corporate Partnerships with the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees will provide cleaner air and water, habitat for wildlife and beauty for everyone to enjoy for years to come. By planting trees, Spring-Green is demonstrating their commitment to helping the environment for this and future generations.”
James Young, president of Spring-Green Lawn Care, added: “Sustainable tree care is our day job, so working with the Arbor Day Foundation on replanting trees in America’s forests was a logical step for us. We are very happy to have been a part of some great successes with the Arbor Day Foundation in the past two years and look forward to many more.”
Jason Jordan is the owner of Spring-Green Lawn Care in the Rockford, Freeport and Belvidere area servicing Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago and Boone counties. He can be reached at (815) 282-0580.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of more than 1 million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information can be found at arborday.org.
Founded in 1977, Plainfield, Ill.-based Spring-Green Lawn Care has been delivering both traditional and organic lawn and tree care services nationwide for more than 35 years. Its service is centered on the beautification of local neighborhoods and communities with both residential and commercial customers. Spring-Green has approximately 75 franchisees operating more than 120 territories in 27 states.
From the Jan. 18-24, 2012, issue