An ExTREEordinary 2013-2014 Planting Season Reaches 25,000 Trees on May 6th during Give NOLA Day!

This TREEmendous Milestone took place in Historic Jackson Square during the Citywide Give NOLA Day!  Hike for KaTREEna volunteers planted a Beautiful Southern Magnolia. We also accomplished many goals:902415_290593121099402_7380814222944497204_o

• Held 5 Big TREEsy Giveaways distributing 4,000 trees with an educational workshop teaching tree planting and care
• Started the Big TREEsy Trimmers program utilizing volunteers to trim and mulch over 2,000 trees for the Dept. of Parks & Parkways
• Started a Fruit Orchard planting program by installing 3 new orchards in Hollygrove, the 9th Ward, and Lakeview/Lakeshore neighborhoods. We also donated fruit trees to City Park’s Grow Dat Youth Farm

luv u NOLAGoing forward into 2014/2015, our goals are:
1. Distribute and plant 5,000 trees through the fantastically successful Big TREEsy Giveaway program.
2. Expand Fruit Orchard program. The goal is to provide all New Orleans neighborhoods with free fresh fruit as well as to engage the community in the planting and maintenance of these orchards.
3. Support the Mayor’s NOLA for Life program through our participation by providing more trees for residents and playgrounds.
4. Expand our services to the Department of Parks and Parkways by managing volunteer groups on City public green spaces and maintenance projects.
5. Work toward our goal of planting 52,000 trees in anticipation of Super Bowl XII (52) in 2018, hopefully held in New Orleans.

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


 

Helping Louisiana Rebuild, Yet Again

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with Connie Uddo, Executive Director

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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