Boundary Co-op has found a new way to give back to their communities with a tree donation initiative, a program that sees the donation and planting of 800 seedling trees to local projects and greenspaces in their trading areas.  

"This is something new we have started this year," shares Boundary -Co-op Marketing Manager, Cheryl Rushing. "People could apply to receive trees for free and Boundary Co-op team members could help them plant them as well, if they wanted some help!"

Giving back to their communities through the tree-giving program is just another way to support their communities, she adds, "and this is another way to support Federated Co-op's goals of improving sustainability in our communities.  Our plan is to plant trees and build on the environmental sustainability piece, and looking towards the future and making sure that our communities stay green."

Rushing says they were very pleased with the number of applicants they received over the past weeks.  "We saw a lot of applications from groups that are looking to do some improvements on their property, or in public spaces.  So, I think a lot of our communities can expect to see a little bit of extra greenery in the next few years."

Planting of the new seedlings is expected to take place within the next couple of weeks. "We want to get them in the ground and give them as good as a start now in the spring so they've got all summer to establish themselves," notes Rushing.