Forests and trees are essential to the health and livability of our cities and towns. They purify the air we breathe and the water we drink. Trees improve property values, stabilize soil erosion, and even reduce crime and blight.
In fact, trees are one of the most sensible investments a community can make in its own future.
In 2010 alone, KAB affiliates planted 160,000 trees, establishing roots that will flourish as benefits to their communities for years to come. The GetGrowing initiative leverages our current activities with partners such as Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), the Arbor Day Foundation and the Sustainable Urban Forest Coaltion to increase KAB tree planting activities by 5% annually.