Magazine article American Forests

Clinton Helps Plant Buffalo

Magazine article American Forests

Clinton Helps Plant Buffalo

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AMERICAN FORESTS executive director Deborah Gangloff joined presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and others at a June ceremony in Buffalo to launch efforts to regreen that city after a devastating winter snowstorm.

AMERICAN FORESTS donated two trees from its Historic Tree collection-an Eleanor Roosevelt White Ash and a FDR Tulip Poplar-for the planting. Clinton announced that each Buffalo 4th grader would receive a sapling to plant at home plus tree-planting educational materials from AMERICAN FORESTS.

Three hundred students at the June planting ceremony also received an Eleanor Roosevelt White Ash seed kit from AMERICAN FORESTS.

With Clinton and Gangloff at the ceremony, held at City Honors School, were Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and representatives from the University at Buffalo, Re-Tree WNY, International Paper/XpedX, and Davey Tree.

Earlier in the year Clinton's office, Re-Tree WNY, and the University of Buffalo began planting 120 historic trees donated by AMERICAN FORESTS for Buffalo schools. AMERICAN FORESTS worked with International Paper/XpedX and Davey Tree to secure funding for the trees. They are descendents of ones connected with 10 American presidents ranging from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to Teddy Roosevelt and John F. …

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