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Great American Cleanup 2017 Photos

This year’s Great American Cleanup was a huge success! Thank you so much to all of the wonderful volunteers who contributed to creating a cleaner more beautiful Denton!

The photos in this post were taken by Adrian Samano, KDB Event + Outreach Coordinator, Autumn Natalie, and KDB Intern, Kristina Brewer.

Adrian Samano Photography. All rights reserved 2017

Tree Giveaway Pre-Event Workday 2016

img_3744_blogOctober 20th was the Pre-Event Workday that we have every year in preparation for the Community Tree Giveaway. With the help of some awesome volunteers, we tag each individual tree with a personalized identification tag and sort all of the trees by species and participant last name. This year, we had approximately 700 trees to sort and tag. Can you imagine how long that would take KDB’s tiny staff of three people? The Our volunteers were so amazing and kicked it into gear as soon as they arrived. What we had planned would take 4 hours, actually took 3! That’s how hard these individuals worked. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of our amazing volunteers!

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This year we also piloted these custom-made tree boxes, made of old pallets taken to the landfill. The Solid Waste Dept. created these with the Tree Giveaway in mind, because the wind tends to blow our trees over before the event on Saturday. Since they on pallets, we were also able to move them with a fork lift! This was a major time-saver this year!img_3711_blog img_3718_blogimg_3715_blog

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Trees Mean Business 2015-16

In the first year of KDB’s Trees Mean Business tree planting program, TEN Denton businesses received up to five trees each! KDB’s Trees Mean Business Program grants free trees, including planting and delivery, to Denton businesses.

Find out if your business is eligible to receive FREE trees and apply here.

Apply by Friday, September 2 to receive trees in September/October of this year.

Trees Mean Business is made possible through the Denton Tree Initiative, a partnership effort between Keep Denton Beautiful and the City of Denton to plant 12,000 trees by 2019. Learn more at www.dentontreeinitiative.com.

 

See photos below of the Denton businesses and nonprofits who have benefited from Trees Mean Business so far!

Cycle Center of Denton –  five trees in spring 2016

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Denton County – eight trees split among three locations in fall 2015

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East Side Denton – three trees in spring 2016

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Good Samaritan Village – five trees in fall 2015IMG_3103e

 

Labinal Power Systems – four trees in spring 2016IMG_2916e

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MBS Seed, Inc. – five trees in fall 2015

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Mr. B’s Bookkeeping – five trees in fall 2015

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Oak St. Drafthouse – three trees in spring 2016

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The Village Church – five trees in fall 2015

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United Through Hope – five trees in spring 2016

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Thank you to our Trees Mean Business participants for taking advantage of these programs to help us plant more trees and reach our goal of 12,000 trees by 2019!