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Greenville gets grant for urban forestry

Staff Report
Published April 18, 2013

Greenville received a $20,000 grant to support innovation in urban forestry in underserved communities.

TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation awarded 10 cities as the inaugural winners of TD Green Streets, a new grant program supporting innovation in urban forestry. Myrtle Beach was the other city in South Carolina to receive a grant.

Grant recipients

  • Burlington, Vt.
  • Casselberry, Fla.
  • Cheltenham Township, Pa.
  • Greenville
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Newark, N.J.
  • Salem, Mass.
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Wilmington, Del.

Each $20,000 grant will fund trees, tree planting, maintenance costs and educational activities.

“We’re excited to join TD Bank in supporting 10 communities committed to effective tree care for the benefit of all residents,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, in a news release. “TD Green Streets will help these worthy Tree City USA participants to remain on the cutting-edge of urban forestry.”

TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that protects critical forest habitats equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year.

As part of this program, TD has also committed to reducing its paper usage by 20% by 2015.

“TD is proud to award TD Green Streets grants to these very deserving municipalities for their urban forestry projects,” said Diana Glassman, TD Bank’s head of environmental affairs, in a news release. “This partnership with Arbor Day Foundation is a component of our TD Forests initiative and aligns with our goal to be a strong environmental partner in our communities.”

To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities were required to be current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated communities within TD Bank’s United States footprint. Tree City USA is a nationwide urban and community forestry program.

TD Bank has nearly 8 million customers and more than 1,300 locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD.”