On Monday, October 23rd, a dozen orange-clad Andersen employee volunteers eagerly helped plant 65 trees at a park in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, the culminating event in a series of urban forestry projects throughout Minnesota led by the NFL, Andersen, Verizon and the MN Super Bowl Host Committee.
Our employees teamed with volunteers from Verizon, Tree Trust and the city of Brooklyn Park to plant the trees. After the day’s planting, 19 varieties of deciduous trees now line the perimeter of Norwood Park, which was hit hard by the Emerald Ash Borer. These new resistant trees will provide shade and beautify the park for decades to come.
Monday’s urban forestry planting event was covered by a variety of Twin Cities TV news stations, including this story by WCCO-TV, the local CBS affiliate.
We have proudly participated in more than a dozen restoration events, which have taken place across Minnesota since May in an effort to leave a “green legacy” lasting long after the Super Bowl is played next Feb. 4 in downtown Minneapolis. Take a look at the infographic below for a summary of the program’s impact.
“Andersen was drawn to the urban forestry program because it aligns with our longstanding value of corporate citizenship, as well as our strategic focus on combating deforestation and promoting habitat restoration and employee engagement,” said Eliza Clark, director of Sustainability & Environmental at Andersen. “We were proud to help identify the right partners and projects across the state of Minnesota, and to support those projects with our funding and the hard work of our employee volunteers.”