East Lansing and Charlotte Team Up for Annual Tree Planting
After unpredictable weather conditions over the past few weeks, MSUFCU employees were pleasantly surprised by the warm, clear skies on May 21 as they headed out to plant trees for our communities. As one of the Credit Union employees’ favorite events each year, the annual tree planting gave more than 15 staff members the opportunity to get outside and help plant trees within various parks and at a fire station.
We teamed up with the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA), City of East Lansing, and for the first time, City of Charlotte to plant trees in our communities.
The first group of employees kicked off the morning at Charlotte’s West Side Fire Station, where volunteers planted large trees weighing more than 50 pounds. These were the largest trees ever purchased with MSUFCU’s donation for the annual project, which is a donation of $2,000 to MADA and covers the purchases of items for the tree planting such as trees and mulch.
In East Lansing, we returned to Harrison Meadows Park later that afternoon—a location we have been working at over the past few years—with our team of volunteers before heading to Patriarche Park.
“Planting trees at Patriarche Park was especially important because they were put close to MSUFCU’s donated rain garden. It’s great to know we planted trees that will impact the community for years to come,” said Ed, MSUFCU employee and tree planting volunteer.
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) promotes and facilitates Arbor Day through a progressive network for the stewardship of forestry and natural resources in Michigan’s communities. Since 1993, MADA has provided educational programs and services to communities throughout the state.