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Now in its fourth year, our annual giveback campaign is back to help support our communities and planet. This year, we partnered with American Forests to raise $25,000 for their Tree Equity Program.

Now in its fourth year, our annual giveback campaign is back to help support our communities and planet. This year, we partnered with American Forests to raise $25,000 for their Tree Equity Program.

You ordered. We donated. Thanks for helping us support urban forestry projects in cities that are underserved across the country.

 Every order = $5 donation

You ordered. We donated. Thanks for helping us support urban forestry projects in cities that are underserved across the country.

Every order = $5 donation

OUR PARTNER

American Forests creates healthy and resilient forests that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife.

       

For our 2023 giveback campaign, we’re partnering with American Forests to raise $25,000 for their Tree Equity program. This program works to address the inequality of tree cover in neighborhoods across our country’s largest urban cities, such as Baltimore, Detroit, Boston, and Chicago.

Our contribution will go directly toward planting and caring for urban forests, implementing science-based plans that relate to planting trees and taking care of the trees we already have, as well as advocating for local policies and programs that bring those plans to life.

OUR PARTNER

American Forests creates healthy and resilient forests that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife.

       

For our 2023 giveback campaign, we’re partnering with American Forests to raise $25,000 for their Tree Equity program. This program works to address the inequality of tree cover in neighborhoods across our country’s largest urban cities, such as Baltimore, Detroit, Boston, and Chicago.

Our contribution will go directly toward planting and caring for urban forests, implementing science-based plans that relate to planting trees and taking care of the trees we already have, as well as advocating for local policies and programs that bring those plans to life.

The importance of urban forestry

The importance of urban forestry

What is Tree Equity?

A map of tree cover in America’s cities is too often a map of income and race. That’s because, due to decades of redlining and other discriminatory policies, trees are often sparse in neighborhoods with more low-income families and people of color. Studies show that the neighborhoods that were redlined have fewer trees, preventing the people living there from reaping the benefits trees provide.

Why we need trees in cities

Trees in cities provide health, employment and climate resiliency benefits that everyone should have. They help fulfill our basic needs, such as breathing fresh air and drinking clean water. Trees also cool neighborhoods, which reduces heat-related illnesses and utility costs, and generate wealth by creating tree-related career opportunities. Much like buildings, streets and sewer lines, trees are critical infrastructure that improve our quality of life.

Why we need trees in cities

Trees in cities provide health, employment and climate resiliency benefits that everyone should have. They help fulfill our basic needs, such as breathing fresh air and drinking clean water. Trees also cool neighborhoods, which reduces heat-related illnesses and utility costs, and generate wealth by creating tree-related career opportunities. Much like buildings, streets and sewer lines, trees are critical infrastructure that improve our quality of life.

How the Tree Equity program helps

American Forests fosters Tree Equity by aiding communities in planning, policymaking, and financing urban tree growth. They collaborate with stakeholders, guiding them to set Tree Equity goals and safeguard existing trees while planting in critical areas. Initiatives include providing workforce development and career pathways, working with municipalities to secure city-wide Tree Equity pledges, and establishing partnerships to amplify the importance of trees for climate, health, and economies.

Find your Tree Equity Score

Explore your city’s Tree Equity Score and see where trees are needed most around your community.

Additional Reading

Additional Reading

"Since When Have Trees Existed Only for Rich Americans?"

"Can Planting Trees Make a City More Equitable?"

"How cities are working to improve Tree Equity"

Additional Reading

"Since When Have Trees Existed Only for Rich Americans?"

"Can Planting Trees Make a City More Equitable?"

"How cities are working to improve Tree Equity"

Our impact at a glance

Over the past 3 years, our Green Friday initiatives have resulted in:

175 tons

air pollutants removed

100,000+

trees planted

43,717 mts

CO2 sequestered

121 acres

land restored

175 tons

air pollutants removed

43,717 mts

CO2 sequestered

100,000+

trees planted

121 acres

land restored

Let's Work Together

At Branch, we recognize that we all take from our environment. That's why we believe we should also play a part in giving back to it. Whether it's planting trees, using more sustainable materials in our furniture, or offsetting the shipping emissions from our products, environmentally responsible practices have always been a part of our story,

Let's Work Together

At Branch, we recognize that we all take from our environment. That's why we believe we should also play a part in giving back to it. Whether it's planting trees, using more sustainable materials in our furniture, or offsetting the shipping emissions from our products, environmentally responsible practices have always been a part of our story.

Our partnership achievements to date

Our partnership achievements to date

Our impact at a glance

175 tons

air pollutant removed

4,612,794 gals

avoided at water runoff

43,717 mts

CO2 sequestered

121 acres

land restored

Over the past 3 years, our Green Friday initiatives have resulted in:

175 tons

air pollutants removed

43,717 mts

CO2 sequestered

100,000+

trees planted

121 acres

land restored

Let's Work Together

At Branch, we recognize that we all take from our environment. That's why we believe we should also play a part in giving back to it. Whether it's planting trees, using more sustainable materials in our furniture, or offsetting the shipping emissions from our products, environmentally responsible practices have always been a part of our story.