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October 12, 2006 brought heavy, wet snow that downed power lines and brought down trees. Power was out for weeks and schools were closed for days. The snow was so heavy –and because it was October–leaves were still on the trees which resulted in a significant loss of trees. 57,000 trees fell around the Buffalo area or were greatly damaged…that was just in the public areas! The damage was so substantial that a call to action took place. Shortly after that, Re-Tree was formed by a committee of volunteers and like-minded individuals. Fast forward 15 years to November of 2021 and Re-Tree is still planting!
2016 was a busy year for the Buffalo Green Fund. We started with a program to educate the public on how to care for trees, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and the City Buffalo. The Communi-Tree Steward Program is a five-week, hands-on program that covers everything from tree species and selection to planting to pruning. Buffalo in Bloom was reinvented in 2016 and downtown beautification continues to flourish, thanks to funding support from the City of Buffalo, the Buffalo Green Fund and a group of extremely dedicated volunteers!