Nov 16 meeting now at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport
As we close out the 2022 calendar year, we are finishing up our tree donations. Our "A Walk in the Forest" project turned out to be a great success, despite covid's constant interference. Here is an update:
Part 1 of our project: 1,000 trees have been planted in the Liverpool, England area in conjunction with local planting group Mersey Forest! We are so excited to be able to help bring more trees back to the City of Liverpool, Merseyside, and its suburbs--an area of great need. Liverpool only has 6% canopy coverage--so our tree donation is making a tremendous difference! Trees are being planted again this Fall. This planting was through the Queen's Green Canopy as part of the Platinum Jubilee to honor HRM Queen Elizabeth II. Learn more about the Queen's Green Canopy at: https://queensgreencanopy.org/ The QGC tree-planting partner for the Liverpool and surrounding area is The Mersey Forest. Learn more at: https://www.merseyforest.org.uk/
Part 2 of our project: 5 Thatch Palms were planted on Chilean Avenue in Palm Beach--as part of Pan's Garden. The trees we donated were planted the last week of August 2022 and are natives--perfect for Florida's first all native public garden. A couple blocks from Worth Avenue! Pan's Garden is maintained by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Learn more at: https://www.palmbeachpreservation.org/
Part 3 of our project: 37 flowering trees were planted on November 5, 2022 on the empty city-owned parcel on Woolbright Road, just west of Congress Avenue and the fire station. This empty parcel is a bit of an eyesore, so our trees will go a long way in beautifying the area and help with their climate change mitigation efforts. Thousands drive by here daily and will enjoy our trees. This is a donation to the City of Boynton Beach.
Part 4 of our project: We donated 10,000 trees to Forest Nation to be planted in Tanzania! This was part of our 15th birthday celebrations in July 2022. Learn more about Forest Nation at: https://forestnation.com/ Learn more about our donation at: https://forestnation.com/net/forests/sgsofpb/ December 2022 update: Forest Nation has donated an additional 10 trees to our Tanzania project as a holiday gift.
Part 5 of our project: We are donating 5 signature trees to the City of West Palm Beach to be planted in the main road of the Woodlawn Cemetery (an historic cemetery across from The Norton Museum of Art) on S Dixie Highway. The area is sorely lacking in trees. These will be flowering trees that will beautify this area of West Palm Beach and help with their climate change mitigation efforts. Thousands will drive by or view or flowering trees from the many tall buildings in the city daily. The donation was made on January 9, 2023 and the trees were planted on May 24th.
Part 6 of our project: We donated 96 trees to the Queen's Green Canopy in February 2023. A few large donors (Dame Giselle A Parry, Susan Oyer, Bahya Oumlil-Murad, and Elizabeth Leonetti) made additional donations to provide for a second set of 96 trees to be planted at the same time. Donations were made to the Queen's Green Canopy as they finish their platinum jubilee plantings of over 3,000,000 trees. Our trees will be planted in Little France Park on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh has approximately a 17% canopy coverage and is working to become a million tree city. The trees will be planted near the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, one of Scotland's largest hospitals in an empty field that backs up to a new housing development. This planting is one of the last tree-planting projects for the QGC for the Platinum Jubilee and to honor the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Here is a short video of the area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kIaHsckDBE Here is more information about the park: http://www.elgt.org.uk/projects/greenspace-improvements/little-france/ And learn more about the massive achievements from the Queen's Green Canopy at: https://queensgreencanopy.org/
Event name inspiration is this 1965 hit by Horst Jankowski:
We donated 10,000 trees to tree-planting company Forest Nation. This company has been planting trees in areas of need for years. Learn more about our donation at:
Through funds raised during our "A Walk in the Forest" project, as well as donations raised during our 15th birthday luncheon, we were able to pay for 10,000 trees to be planted in Tanzania (a Commonwealth nation)!!!! We are so excited to be able to support the Trillion Tree Project that Forest Nation is a part of, as well as supporting Tanzania during the Platinum Jubilee year where Commonwealth countries are planting trees to honor HRM Queen Elizabeth II in this 70th year of her reign. Dual purpose. In late 2022, an additional 10 trees were donated to our project by Forest Nation. Pics below.
If you are unaware, Tanzania is in desperate need of trees--the water wars started a few years ago. Forest Nation has been working to solve this tree-deficiency problem for a few years now. We are thrilled to be a donor towards this transformative project. https://forestnation.com
Thank you to our platinum sponsors :
The James Williford Family
Susan Oyer, Realtor
Erick & Lady Susan Reickert
Giselle Anna Parry, Dame Commander of Grace
The Frisbie Group
Dame Mara New Jesse Walters Liz Leonetti
Carol Ann Sutton Janet Samaras Ann Webb
Natasha Consigli Judi Hall Paul Carman
Jacqueline Kato Bahya Oumlil-Murad Britin Haller
Howard Smith Sarah Murdoch
Christine Wolf Mary Louise Geiger
Rex Hearn & Kathleen O'Shaughnessy Jane Marcel
Ed & Doreen Gynn Sarah Bollenbacher
Joy Shearer Sheila Rousseau
Maureen & Donald Singer Betty Schulz
Voncile Smith Peter & Joy Inch
Marian Morgan Joe & Marilyn Benoit
Richard & Joanna Atkinson Harvey & Eve Oyer