RETREET BLOG

RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.


 
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL
vol.4

The anniversary of Hurricane Sandy brought stark reminders that the recovery process for those affected will last for years and that the urban forest will take the longest to replace of all that was lost.  That being said, we are happy to have planted 14 new purple locusts at home sites in Belle Harbor, Queens over the weekend. 

Our first entry in this week's Sunday Show & Tell is a video shot by a group of cyclists who rode into the storm surge.  Then, a series of photos really puts the recovery process into perspective.  In commemoration of JFK Groves, which also took place this weekend, we have an archival film of the President planting a tree in Canada in 1961.

reTREEters planting purple locusts in Belle Harbor Queens during Sandy Anniversary Planting. 

reTREEters planting purple locusts in Belle Harbor Queens during Sandy Anniversary Planting. 

Belle Harbor, Queens, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy 










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(theatlantic.com).

Belle Harbor, Queens, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy (theatlantic.com).

 


 
JFK GROVES

 

1 DAY            7 CITIES            2000 TREES

 

WH/HO Portrait

"Today, a world of knowledge, a world of cooperation, a just and lasting peace — may be years away. But we have no time to lose. Let us plant our trees this afternoon."

— John F. Kennedy

reTREEt America is proud to partner with Texas Trees Foundation and seven communities in the DFW area to plant 2,000 trees in memory of President John F. Kennedy. As we approach the 50th anniversary of his assassination, let us remember a man who asked us all to become a part of something greater than ourselves. A component of the Tree North Texas initiative, this effort will also help offset the loss of 301 million trees in Texas in 2011 and 2012 due to drought. Learn more about JFK Groves.