Feb. 21 2020 06:53 AM

The Arbor Day Foundation teamed up with Verizon to give away 500 trees.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Recovery Program teamed up with Verizon to give away free trees to Wilmington, North Carolina-area homeowners Feb. 15 to help replace those lost in Hurricane Florence, according to an article by WECT News.

Members of the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees and Verizon employees distributed 500 three-gallon trees. Arborists were onsite to discuss proper planting techniques and to advise on tree selection.

“The people of Wilmington, North Carolina, have suffered great personal and physical loss,” says Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “By replanting, we strive to bring healing and hope to the people and the communities in which they live, as well as help return the beauty and the value trees bring back to their properties.”

“We are delighted to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation and Verizon to replenish what was lost, while educating our citizens on the importance of proper tree planting and tree care,” adds Connie Parker, founder of the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees.