Land Conservancy partners on Trees for Threes program

Western Reserve Land Conservancy proudly partnered with the Cleveland Cavaliers, PwC, Davey Tree Expert Company, Holden Forests & Gardens and Cleveland Metroparks, and Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy on Thursday, October 5 to plant trees at Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights.

This is the consecutive year the Land Conservancy has helped with the Trees for Threes program. With trees donated by The Davey Tree Expert Company, the Cavs and PwC pledged to plant one tree for every three-pointer made by the Cavs over the course of the team’s 41 regular season home games in 2016-17 – resulting in 537 total trees now being planted across Northeast Ohio. Over the past four seasons, the Cavs and PwC have now planted close to 1,700 trees throughout Northeast Ohio.

Sixty of those trees were planted on Oct. 5 at the Windy Ridge Picnic Area in Garfield Park Reservation by the Washington Park students, as well as representatives and volunteers from the Cavs, PwC, Davey Tree Expert Company, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Holden Forests & Gardens and Cleveland Metroparks.

The remainder of the trees will be given to local organizations through a tree granting program managed by the Land Conservancy.

 

Check out a video from the planting day here: http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/video/teams/cavaliers/2017/10/06/1659646/1507301120190-171006-Trees4Threes-1659646