We are so excited to announce Gateway Green’s newest partnership – an Arbor Day tree planting with United Airlines! The large-scale tree planting event will take place in Chicago on April 25th. While United Airlines has been a long-time supporter of Gateway Green and an annual tree planting partner, this will be United’s second consecutive year partnering in honor of Arbor Day. We look forward to enhancing our community through this planting and would like to thank United Airlines for their continued support! Read more about their global citizenship philosophy here.
Looking for ways to get involved in our Tree Partnership Program? Chicago Gateway Green is compiling a list of planting sites and would love your input! Please let us know of public spaces within your community that could use some greening (doesn’t everything??) and we’ll assess whether it could be a good fit. We typically plant in areas where we can have the greatest impact: schools, hospitals, parks, and along major transportation corridors, but of course we are open to other suggestions. Planting sites must be within the city of Chicago. Please contact Allison Neuman, Landscape Operations Manager, at [email protected] with questions and planting site suggestions.
There are many benefits of planting trees! Trees can:
- Absorb stormwater to prevent flooding
- Remove carbon from the atmosphere and produce oxygen
- Decrease cooling and heating costs
- Reduce neighborhood crime
- Combat air and water pollution
- Visibly enhance communities