PRESS RELEASE_(Lake Worth, FL – August 13, 2018) Tree care professionals from local tree service companies will unite at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth for a volunteer day of service dedicated to our veterans. Saluting Branches, Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance is a nonprofit organization honoring veterans by donating tree care at veteran properties. Celebrating the fourth annual day of service on Thursday, September 20, 2018, nearly 2,500 tree industry professionals across the nation will donate a full day by doing what they do best: caring for trees.
Participating local companies will be announced later, says event organizer Michael Zimmerman of Zimmerman Tree Service in Lake Worth.
Volunteer tree work at the 313-acre cemetery will begin by 8:30 am that Thursday with arborists providing expertise in tree structure, invasive insects, diseases, and best management practices for tree health.
“We join with tree care companies around the country to honor our Nation’s veteran’s by providing free tree care services,” says Sonny R. Peppers, director of South Florida National Cemetery. “Together we make these cemeteries safer, more beautiful resting places for those veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
“I look forward to giving back and taking care of the place where those that gave their life have their final resting place,” shared one previous volunteer, while others declared, “What an outstanding way to honor our country’s veterans,” and “Our actions and participation in this event is a small token of our thanks to the men and women who served. We are proud to be a part of an industry that recognizes our veterans and the sacrifices they made.”
About Saluting Branches, Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance:
SALUTING BRANCHES is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and honoring our veterans. In 2017, Saluting Branches was the largest one-day volunteer event in the tree industry with over 2,200 participants. A total of 467 companies and organizations put in an estimated 17,600 hours in one day at 45 locations across the country. More than $2.2 million dollars in services donated by arborists doing the work they love. The 4th Annual Saluting Branches will held in September. Learn more at www.SalutingBranches.org.
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