Members of TreesUpstate and employee volunteers from TD Bank planted 75 trees in Northwest Park on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event was part of TD Tree Days, a community-based program that expands and provides green spaces for low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods.
Tree planting took about 2.5 hours in Northwest Park, 8109 White Horse Road.
Anna McNinch, senior vice president of the Hughes Agency, said 2019 marks TD Tree Days’ eighth year in Greenville. She said more than 60 volunteers came out to plant trees in an effort to enhance and serve the neighborhood.
Trees do more than simply beautifying a space; they produce oxygen, improve air quality and slow climate change by reducing carbon emissions, airborne pollutants and smog. They also provide cooling shade that reduces energy costs and enhances the quality of life.
According to the TreesUpstate website, in the past six years the group planted more than 15,000 trees. This number places TreesUpstate well on track to meet their goal of planting 25,000 trees in 10 years.