Started in early 2014, ReTree the District is a community-based project with the goal of planting 1,000 trees across University District. To date, 785 trees have been planted in the district thanks to well over 1,000 volunteers and dozens of partner organizations. More than just planting trees, however, the project has been a catalyst for positive change in University District with students, residents, and business owners working alongside one another to build a stronger and healthier community.
Unfortunately, with the record drought that Western New York is currently experiencing, many of the newly planted trees are at risk. Many may not make it through the season unless steps are taken to keep them watered.
The University Heights Collaborative and University Heights Tool Library are teaming up for this Emergen-Tree Watering Campaign in an effort to purchase treegator watering bags as well as a golf cart watering system that can be used to deliver a consistent supply of water to the many young saplings out there.
Your tax-deductible donation can ensure that the trees planted over the past two years will grow and thrive for many years to come!