Cable ONE recently expanded its partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to include the Foundation’s newly-launched Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign, whose goal is to plant 5 million trees over the next five years in order to help rebuild disaster-stricken communities impacted by 2017 hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Cable ONE’s three-year commitment to the Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign is in addition to the company’s existing partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, which has resulted in the distribution and planting of more than 70,000 trees over the past three years.
“Many of our customers and employees and their communities were impacted by these devastating storms. Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we hope to help restore the landscape of communities destroyed by the hurricanes and create a positive impact in these areas for many years to come,” said Trish Niemann, Cable ONE Corporate Communications Director.
Last fall, in the wake of hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the Arbor Day Foundation unveiled a brand-new Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign to get millions of trees back in the ground. The hurricanes damaged and destroyed millions of trees in yards, parks and forests across the states and territory. Insurance will often cover the cost to rebuild structures, but not the trees and landscapes of a community.
“We are grateful for Cable ONE’s commitment to bring much needed trees back into the communities that were so heavily devastated by the hurricanes last fall,” said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation president. “Because of their expanded commitment, communities affected by the recent hurricanes will be on their way to regaining the benefits that the lost trees provided such as clean air and water, as well as natural beauty”
The Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign, which is part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery program, will not only be helping the states of Florida and Texas and the territory of Puerto Rico, but will also be assisting other communities devastated by natural disasters that occurred in 2017.