November 2, 2015 /
Italia Peretti

Giving Back to The Community

TD Bank has a nationwide goal to plant 50,000 trees this fall through their annual TD Tree Days initiative. The annual event provides TD employees the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship in their local communities. Over the past five years, TD Bank has planted more than 185,000 trees with volunteer support through their flagship green program.

And Casey Trees is thrilled to have been selected as a partner for 2015’s TD Tree Days.

On perhaps the wettest morning of the fall season to date, 23 TD Bank employees came out to help plant 35 shade trees at Fort Mahan Park next to the Boys and Girls Club in Ward 7. Not only was everyone a real trooper despite getting ridiculously muddy and wet, the finished treescape truly helps to define the space along the busy road but will provide amazing shade for the families and youth that will gather in the space this spring and summer.

We asked TD Bank manager, Justin Wilson why he encourages its team members to volunteer, he responded, “TD bank encourages its team members to volunteer because we are a community bank —we believe in the community. We find we build better relationships in the communities we serve and we also see it as a responsibility to do so.”

This isn’t the first time TD Bank has partnered with Casey Trees. In 2012, TD Bank sponsored a planting at the Takoma Park Recreation Center in Northeast D.C., adding 34 trees to the popular community gathering space. And the trees are still looking great thanks to neighbor support and our Summer Crew team members.

Thanks to TD Bank for championing trees! If you would like for your company to help re-tree D.C., consider asking them to become a Casey Trees Corporate Member.  Corporate Members do good and receive great benefits including reserved volunteer slots.

Like what you see? Check out all the pictures from this planting on our Flickr page!

This planting was made possible with funding from TD Bank and the Sustainable DC Budget Challenge Grant.