Previously, I wrote about the benefits that trees provide us in Irvine and elsewhere (“Why Trees are Important in Irvine and Every Community”). In that post, I briefly mentioned Shadetree Partnership Inc., which is a “non profit (501 (c) (3) volunteer-based organization that promotes more livable communities through the planting and stewardship of shade trees and other nursery stock.”
Shadetreeis located on UC Irvine grounds and has a partnership with the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD). You might be wondering why IRWD has a partnership with a nonprofit that encourage tree planting. The reason is water—or more exactly, water-use reduction, stormwater management, and the water cleaning services that trees provide for free. See the post “Why Trees are Important to Irvine and Every Community” for information on how trees provide these benefits.
The next volunteer day at Shadetree is June 7 from 8:30 to 11 am. Here is some of what you will be contributing to if you participate.
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