Hike for KaTREEna Scores Super Bowl Performance!

The 2012-2013 Planting Season was special due to our involvement with the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee for Environmental Projects.  We set numerous goals as part of our contribution to the beautification of greater New Orleans and the surrounding areas in partnership with the National Football League.

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We are happy to announce that all goals were achieved!

  • 7,000 Trees planted by Super Bowl XLVII in February 2013
  • Broke the NFL Record for most trees planted by a Super Bowl Host City previously held by Dallas at 5,000 trees
  • Branched out to other Parishes with our Big TREEsy Giveaways in Parishes including Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany by giving away 1,000 trees at several one-day events which included educational workshops
  • 47 Projects for Super Bowl XLVII (47) – We exceeded our goal by completing 52 projects!
  • Planted our 20,000th Tree!

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To schedule your neighborhood planting for this Fall 2013 Season, volunteer with us, or order trees for your home, school, park, etc., contact us by calling our office in Gentilly at: The St. Paul’s Homecoming Center, 1509 Filmore Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122.  Our phone number is: 504-644-4125 and you can send an e-mail to info@hikeforkatreena.org


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Big TREEsy Giveaway Program Branches Out!

Setting a goal to plant 7,000 trees and hit the 20,000 tree mark in one planting season was quite a challenge.  Typically, we plant about 4,000 trees per season, so this was a big leap for our small grass-roots organization.  Hence, we launched the Big TREEsy Giveaways!

We brought 1,000 trees to four neighboring Parishes this year, and 2,000 trees to two Orleans Parish locations.  We set up on Saturday mornings to present these trees to residents and to also educate them on how to plant and take care of their trees.  Each household received two free trees for their homes.  This program was a huge success!  In St. Tammany Parish, 1,000 trees were distributed in less than 1 hour!

Our goal is to continue this program for the 2013-2014 planting season and to expand with Big TREEsy Giveaways in New Orleans neighborhoods!

Special Thanks to the Apache Foundation!


We express our sincere gratitude to the Apache Foundation-philanthropic arm of the Apache Corporation, for their sponsorship of our Super Bowl XLVII planting initiatives.  The Apache Foundation blends the company’s philanthropic and environmental stewardship to enhance communities and address some of the world’s pressing issues. The Apache Tree Grant Program focuses on improving wildlife habitats, restoring storm damage, and enhancing cities and neighborhoods.  Geaux Apache!

And Thanks to ALL of our Big TREEsy Sponsors!  Please click on their names to visit their websites!

Bayou Tree Service  *  Champs Collision Centers  *  Doerr Furniture  *  GSM Sheet Metal  *  HRI Properties  *  Kelly and Abide LA Hotel Supplies  *  504 Chef LA Restaurant Supplies  *  Landcraft Homes  *  Villere & Company  *  Wellness Water Company * City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways * Stirling Properties

Corporate Community Service Events

Microsoft, Ifco, Nestle, Intuit, and the Association of Corporate Counsel participate in Generously Funded Beautification Projects!

While attending their conventions and conferences, caring corporate citizens from Microsoft, Nestle, Ifco, Intuit, and the Association of Corporate Counsel spent many days working with Hike for KaTREEna to plant over 700 trees, install landscaping at Hynes Charter School, and mulched hundreds more trees along Lakeshore Drive.  These projects continue our post-Katrina restoration efforts and would not be possible without the awareness and support from our corporate supporters.  A big THANK YOU to all of their managers, staffs, employees, and meeting planners!

 

20,000th Tree Planted during the Super Saturday of Service!

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