TruGreen Partners with Arbor Day Foundation to Distribute Free Trees to Communities in Need

Community Tree Recovery Program Latest Addition to TruGreen Environmental Stewardship Program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - April 21, 2017 // PRNewswire // - TruGreen has announced a national partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. As part of the partnership, TruGreen will assist the Arbor Day Foundation with distributing trees to homeowners in Buffalo, Syracuse, Detroit and Boulder. These new trees will be free of charge, and help to replace trees lost to the emerald ash borer.

"We are proud to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation in helping communities rebuild their tree populations that were devastated by the emerald ash borer," said Jeff Fedorchak, TruGreen vice president of corporate affairs. "We've added this Community Tree Recovery Program to our overall environmental stewardship program that includes pollinator protection and the restoration of parks and green spaces nationwide."

Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery, a national program supported by foundation members and corporate supporters like TruGreen, aims to replace trees in communities affected by natural disasters throughout the United States. The program has assisted more than 200 communities in planting or distributing more than 3.8 million trees since its inception in 2012.

"Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "It made perfect sense for us to align our efforts with a partner like TruGreen to accomplish our mutual goal of improving the quality of a neighborhood's outdoor spaces."

To donate to the recovery efforts supported by this campaign or others across the country please visit www.arborday.org/recovery. With your help, we can begin to restore this nation's beautiful landscapes. Click here to learn more about the 10 ways you can celebrate Arbor Day.

About TruGreen

Memphis, Tenn.-based TruGreen is the nation's largest lawn care company, serving more than 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the United States with lawn, tree and shrub care. TruGreen believes more life should be lived outside and is committed to providing a beautiful lawn to serve as the foundation for outside experiences and lifelong memories. As the leader in the professional lawn care industry, TruGreen helps define responsible lawn care practices, conducts industry-leading education and training for our people, pioneers new application technologies and educates our customers on proper mowing and wise-use watering techniques. Today, there are approximately 260 TruGreen lawn care branches in the United States and Canada, plus about 35 franchise locations. Go to http://www.TruGreen.com or http://www.facebook.com/TruGreen for more information about TruGreen.

About the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Barlow Asaro
1-781-684-6639
trugreen@mslgroup.com

SOURCE TruGreen

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