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City of Wilmington Receives $20,000 Grant from TD Green Streets to Support Local Urban Forestry

 

Funds will provide for trees to be planted at Houston Moore and Hillcrest communities.

 

Tree Planting Scheduled for Saturday, April 1

 

March 17, 2017 –  Wilmington, NC  – Today, the City of Wilmington,NC, was announced as a winner of TD Green Streets, a grant program from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the Arbor Day Foundation supporting innovation in urban forestry. The $20,000 grant will fund a significant tree planting project at Houston Moore and Hillcrest communities. The tree planting is scheduled for April 1.

 

TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that helps protect critical forest habitats equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year. Together, these programs underscore the bank’s commitment to forest protection and stewardship, and are a direct investment in the health of our urban tree canopy.

 

"TD Bank is proud to award TD Green Streets grants to these municipalities in support of projects that promote innovation in urban forestry in economically disadvantaged areas," said Joe Doolan, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. "As the Human bank, TD believes in giving back to the communities we serve, and our work with the Arbor Day Foundation helps us do that across our footprint."

 

"We are delighted to introduce more trees to these neighborhoods," said Katrina Redmon, chief executive officer of the Wilmington Housing Authority. "Our residents are looking forward to the shade and beauty they'll add to our streets, and to being tree keepers, supporting their growth over the next year, as they get established."  

 

Along with Wilmington, the following municipalities were awarded TD Green Streets grants in 2017:

 

Brooklyn, NY

Delray Beach, FL

Tampa, FL

Morristown, NJ

Philadelphia, PA

Rock Hill, SC

Baltimore, MD

Bristol, RI

 

To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities were required to be current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA®-designated communities within TD Bank’s United States footprint. Tree City USA® is the nation’s premier urban and community forestry program, providing a foundation for effective, well-organized community tree care.