Tree Trust

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Environment

Location: 2231 Edgewood Ave S St. Louis Park MN 55426 USA

Mission:

Tree Trust’s mission is to improve the community environment by investing in people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love volunteering with Tree Trust! They facilitate the tree plantings in the community they serve making cities more beautiful but also the whole planet a better place. The activities are fun and family friendly. It not unusual to see little kids carrying small buckets of water to water the tree they just helped planting. The staff is excited and passionate about planting. It's a win-win. They trees that they plant will be there for generations to enjoy

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at many tree planting projects over the years with Tree Trust, but I believe the plantings where you work with school children may be my favorites. Every year Tree Trust works with selected schools to plant trees on school grounds. But the greatest thing is that the kids at the schools get to do the planting, with a little help from teachers, parents and other adult volunteers like myself. On planting day, kids at the schools are bursting with energy. Each classroom is assigned a tree or two to plant. You can just feel the enthusiasm as kids dig, water and mulch their tree. They take great pride and ownership of their tree, and younger kids often give their tree a name. I like to tell the kids to always remember their tree, and to come back and visit as they reach future milestones in their lives, such as high school graduation. Tree Trust makes it a great day with excellent planning, organization and cheerfulness on planting day.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It's a very rewarding experience to see the enthusiasm of children as they plant their trees. In most groups of 20 to 30 students, there is always one or two students who come up to offer special thanks for being there on that day. That's when you know it was a day well spent.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any changes I'd make to Tree Trust. I just wish more people could see the impact they have in the community.

Rating: 5 stars  

I recently left a successful career at a Fortune 300 company to assume the role of CEO of Tree Trust. I made the decision because I wanted to make a more direct contribution to my community. What I have found, however, is that I am receiving much more in return. The people and programs of Tree Trust - and our impact in the greater Twin Cities area - are amazing. Whether it's summer youth conservation programs, young adult year-round programs or community tree plantings, all make a positive difference to many lives here in Minnesota!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Each of our programs leaves a tangible legacy for our participants and our communities. We share our knowledge of trees, conservation, erosion-control, etc. to improve public spaces across the Twin Cities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

My daughter and I recently were volunteers at a recent tree planting in the metro area. The staff at Tree Trust are curteous, professional and above all knowledgeable. We had a great time despite the weather and look forward to participating again in the future. It was extremely important that my daughter learned from professionals and understood why/how trees are such a vital piece of the ecological puzzle. I highly recommend this non-profit to anyone interested in participating in a tree planting and other volunteer work.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to teach our youth through practical application and instruction.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

plant several more trees, expand into other states, and help offset the effects of the emerald ash borer that will surely destroy much of Minnesota's ash tree population.

Ways to make it better...

it wasn't so windy and cold the day we planted the trees.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

I recently made a donation to Tree Trust to plant a tree in honor of the birth of my niece. I participated in the planting of this tree and 164 others that were planted that day with the help of volunteers. It was great to see my donation in action and to know that I was making a difference in my own community!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

obvious ways--the trees they planted made a huge difference.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting directly involved and seeing how my donation directly impacts the work they do locally.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, welcoming and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make an even bigger difference!

Ways to make it better...

the weather had cooperated on the planting day -- no fault to Tree Trust.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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