An online lending division of SunTrust Bank, LightStream plants a tree through American Forests for every loan they fund. The Forest of Dreams was a representation of each tree and the corresponding dream made possible through LightStream financing. Complete with trees, forest facts, animal appearances and a photo booth, the forest celebrated the 1,000 acres of trees planted through our partnership, and built momentum for LightStream’s commitment to planting an additional 500 acres this year.
Different groups visited the Forest of Dreams throughout the day. The morning rush was full of commuters headed into work for the day. While many of them seemed hesitant to approach the forest, an even larger number strolled right through the trees, welcoming the different scenery along their usual route. Later in the day, tourists poured through the streets. Cameras ready, they explored the forest, learned about the benefits forests provide, and even met some forest animals!