Community Tree Plantings
Our goal is to plant trees in areas of Bloomington that lack quality tree canopy and therefore, lack the economic, health, social, and environmental benefits trees provide. We partner with Bloomington's residential communities, non-profit organizations, churches, and schools to host tree planting events and help maintain those planted trees. Neighborhoods with low canopy cover or trees in poor health and overall low tree equity will be prioritized. It’s important that our volunteer pool for each planting event is largely composed of residents and youth from the neighborhoods we plant trees in to bring a greater sense of connectedness and provide an opportunity for neighbors to mingle and bond over environmental stewardship. Contact Canopy for more information about tree plantings:
Tree Education & Care Initiative
One of our goals that is central to our mission is to increase knowledge about urban trees in our town and advance environmental stewardship so our urban forest can be resilient, healthy, and equitable for years to come. We will do this by engaging Bloomington residents and youth in tree planting and pruning efforts, enhancing education and awareness of Bloomington’s urban forest, and improving overall environmental literacy that can extend to friends, families, and neighbors. We will host joint educational events, workdays, and workshops with other organizations and City of Bloomington departments that have shared goals, including the Parks and Recreation Department whom we have a partnership agreement with. Additionally, we are in the process of building out our website to be an accessible database of tree education materials, local urban forest research, and more.