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ReTree the District

ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted 1,000 trees across the community. The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, restoring our parks and greenspaces, and encouraging hands-on volunteerism.


Join us for our next planting day on November 3rd, 2018!

Please arrive @ Roosevelt Park by 9AM on Saturday, April 14th.

We will be meeting right at the shelter in Roosevelt Park which you can find on this Google Map.

There is limited onsite parking, so we encourage people to carpool. We will have everything on hand for the event (tools, gloves, etc.) We do recommend warm clothes and boots over sneakers.

Groups will be registered and sent to planting locations in Roosevelt Park or on Roosevelt Avenue with a team leader trained in the bareroot method of tree planting.

*Refreshments will be provided in the morning .

RETREE BY THE NUMBERS

27 Events

1,280 Trees

1,300 Tools

1,900 Volunteers

7,300 Volunteer Hours

$268,000 Invested 

*Based on value of volunteer time and material costs (trees).

NEWS & UPDATES

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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Mobile Technology Use

Text message-based community mapping, project management & program feedback

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Tree Stewardship & Maintenance

Collaborating with the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Green Fund, and other partners on citizen-based stewardship program

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Service Learning

Working with University at Buffalo students through the Honors College, Civic Engagement Academy,
and Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Community-based Crowdfunding

Creating the ReTree the District and Emergen-Tree crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for trees, tools, and watering bags

PROJECT SPONSORS

Additional support: Akron Tree Farms, Bailey Avenue Business Association, Chestnut Ridge Nursery, City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation, Dash’s Market, Home Depot, ReTree WNY, Schichtel’s Nursery, St. Joseph University Parish, St. Joseph Neighborhood Housing Initiative, Top’s Markets, University District Block Club Coalition, Wegmans.