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Causes: Environment, Environmental Beautification

Mission: To preserve and restore McLean, Virginia's urban forest.

Results: McLean Trees Foundation has planted the many of the trees in central McLean's public areas. It has educated the public through lectures and appearances at events. Through donations it has planted sponsored trees in memory of individuals. It has received a grant and begun the Neighborhood Tree Program to help homeowners plant trees in their front yards.

Target demographics: the environment

Direct beneficiaries per year: 125 at a public Tree Talk, improved the environment for the McLean Community by planting and caring for trees in the central McLean area

Geographic areas served: McLean, Virginia

Programs: tree planting, the Neighborhood Tree Program, tree sponsorships, lectures on selection, planting and care for trees.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the Board of McLean Trees Foundation (MTF) in 2013. It is impressive to see that this organization is responsible for most of the trees in the public areas of central McLean. Although other organizations, like Fairfax ReLeaf, operate in Fairfax, only MTF is active and interested specifically in McLean. The Board members are highly qualified. I am a Master Gardener, as is the Chair. We also have a Master Naturalist, a Tree Steward, and members active in the business community. The Board members are devoted to the tree projects and receive absolutely no personal gain, other than satisfaction from the MTF's achievements. Most of the Board members are donors to MTF and also contribute their time and effort to tree planting activities. I have helped bring the MTF into the digital age by designing the MTF logo, letterhead and making its website. This year we received a grant for the Neighborhood Tree Program and are working on publicizing MTF and expanding the volunteer and donor lists.

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