I’m a tree lover. Who isn’t? Among other benefits, trees supply shade and wildlife habitat, control erosion, provide food, and of course, are great for hugging.
You can help plant trees in America’s State Parks this summer, for free, thanks to Odwalla. They’re planting 200,000 trees in all 50 states, and the planting locations are up to you.
To choose which state park system you want a tree to be planted in, cruise over to Plant a Tree and click on the state of your choice. It’s simple and quick, and you can get codes for additional trees to plant by going to participating State Parks and picking up a Park Visitor Welcome Kits. (Participating state park systems include California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia)
If you’re on Facebook, you can also create your own virtual Microforest by encouraging your friends and family to donate trees – and if you’re successful in getting lots of people in your Facebook network to donate trees, you’ll get a virtual forest planted in your name.
It was great to see the overwhelming response to the Plant a Tree program in its first two years and we’re delighted to be able to expand its reach to all 50 states in 2010. Odwalla began with a simple vision to make great juice, do good things for the community and build a business with heart. The Plant a Tree program is just one of the many ways we are able to recognize this vision today.” – Chris Brandt, Odwalla vice president of marketing
The website portion of the Plant a Tree program runs from May 25, 2010 through August 15, 2010. The codes found in the State Park Visitor Welcome Kits can be redeemed through December 31, 2010. The species of trees donated through the program vary by region and will be planted in the fall of 2010 and early 2011. 160,000 trees have been donated by Odwalla since the program began in 2008.