650 Happy Tree Recipients
The PlanIT Geo™ team had a great opportunity to get out of the office and get our hands dirty. We joined The Park People’s, Denver Digs Trees event and worked hard to get 1,285 trees into the hands of 650 excited Denver residents.
Get to know Denver Digs Trees (from their website):
“The Denver Digs Trees program helps residents to cultivate greener, healthier, more vibrant communities. This unique program provides Denver residents with free and low-cost trees for planting on both private and public property. We offer a variety of species carefully selected for Colorado’s climate and the urban environment.
Over the past ~30 years, this special program has provided more than 52,000 trees to Denver residents, helping to enhance quality of life in our community. Trees shade and cool our homes, lower utility costs, beautify our neighborhoods, enhance property value, improve air and water quality, and much more!”
Some 2019 event stats:
- 1,285 trees distributed to ~650 residents
- These 1,285 trees will contribute $1.3 million in lifetime benefits!
- 51% of trees planted in low-canopy ‘target’ neighborhoods
- 100 fruit trees added to the edible landscapes in our community
- Over 100 free trees provided to applicants with financial hardship
- More than 500 volunteers contributed 2,000+ hrs
Hope everyone is finding some time to get outside this spring and get their hands dirty!