Year of Project: 2012
Name of Project: Arkansas ReLeaf
Number of Trees to be Planted: 0
Project Name: Arkansas ReLeaf
Number of Trees: 150
American Forests paired with Arkansas Releaf to help the city of Marmaduke, which has been impacted by natural disasters. Marmaduke was hit by a tornado in 2011 — two years after it was devastated by an ice storm — costing the city much of its tree canopy. To restore the lost trees, Arkansas Releaf held a planting event for Arkansas’ official Arbor Day. Twenty-nine large trees were planted throughout one of Marmaduke’s parks to help provide immediate shade. A hundred smaller trees were distributed to community members, and 500 pine seedlings were presented to a local Boy Scout troop to plant. This project aimed to not only help restore the tree canopy of Marmaduke, but educate community members on different tree species, selection and placement.