Hello Wonderful Volunteers, Tree Adopters, TNM Partners, Board, and Staff,
Our hearts are full this week with gratitude for all the many, many people who participated in increasing the number of trees in New Mexico.
Know that YOU are appreciated!
We are grateful to the ABQ City Councilors who support the ABQ NeighborWoods Program.
We appreciate the Rotary Club of Albuquerque del Sol, CABQ Parks & Recreation, and New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light who donated funds and volunteers to plant 50 trees in the La Mesa neighborhood.
La Mesa Neighborhood Planting volunteers, 2020
Thank you Dave Simon, CABQ Parks & Recreation Director, for your many decades of service to New Mexico.
We appreciate the Rio Grande Credit Union who donated funds and planted trees, too!
Rio Grande Credit Union made a big donation and planted trees, 2020.
Thank you to the partners that are planning the Career Enrichment Center Planting: The Foundation for Building a Sustainable World, Albuquerque Public Schools, the Career Enrichment Center Administration and Faculty, Groundworks Studios, and Verizon through the Arbor Day Foundation.
We are grateful to the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Just Woke Up Advised Fund, the United Church of Santa Fe and their Carbon Offset Program, and the USDA NRCS grant.
OUR GREAT VOLUNTEERS!
“Tree NM’s volunteers are the best in NM. Our team leaders for ABQ NeighborWoods make putting 100 trees in the ground in about 4 hours so easy, fun and effective. A special thank you goes to Gwen and Len, volunteers extraordinaire!” -Shannon, Executive Director, Tree New Mexico
Gwen leading a planting team in 2017 and Len planting trees in 2020.
“We simply could not do this without each one of you wonderful volunteers, and we want you to know how much you are appreciated!” -Betta Eisenberg, Program Manager, Tree New Mexico
Sarah Hurteau planting trees at Oso Grande neighborhood, 2020
“Looking back over the 30 years of our existence, our biggest success and gratitude, without a doubt, goes to the volunteers and supporters who helped get our 1.3 million trees in the ground.” -Suzanne Probart, Founder and Board Member Emeritus, Tree New Mexico
Sue Probart, Tree New Mexico founder, at South Broadway ABQ NeighborWoods tree planting in 2017.
“I am so grateful that even in this time of incredible uncertainty we can rely on our community to come together to ensure a healthier, greener, and more tree-filled future! Thank you to our partners, volunteers, and staff for their incredible commitment and support!” -Chaitna Sinha, Secretary of the Board, Tree New Mexico
La Mesa Neighborhood Planting in 2020
“The ABQ NeighborWoods program is designed with environmental justice goals in mind and makes a direct impact on the health and well-being of targeted neighborhoods. I’m grateful for the tireless efforts of the TNM staff and volunteers for getting trees to communities that need them most.” -Michael Payton, Board Member, Tree New Mexico
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps loading trees in Trumbull Village in 2019.
“When it comes right down to it, the partners we (the staff at TNM) get to work with are truly amazing people. Whether we are collaborating on the Tree Stewards Training Program, the NeighborWoods Tree Planting Program or the Woodward House Outdoor Classroom and Tree Nursery, we are working with the best and the brightest. They are knowledgeable, competent and caring individuals who make our work pleasant and very effective. And best of all, they love trees as much as we do!” -Kelly White, Training and Program Development Director, Tree New Mexico
Tree planting Team Leader Training in 2020
Tree New Mexico is grateful for the Tree Stewards and the partners responsible for the inception of this incredible program. The partners include The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation, CIUDAD Soil and Water Conservations Service, The Nature Conservancy, Water Utilities Authority, NMSU Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension, and the County of Bernalillo Open Space Division.
Joren Viers, City Forester at City of Albuquerque Parks and Rec is in a tree to teach a class in 2019.
“We enjoy working in the International District. They are always so welcoming and grateful for our services and the trees. I would like to thank Cathy Sanchez and the IDHCC (International District Healthy Communities Coalition) for always supporting us and giving us a format to reach out to the community. A big thank you to Bernadette Hardy the co-coordinator of the IDHCC who creates the bridge between our program and the neighborhood.” -Maria Padilla, Assistant Program Manager, Tree New Mexico
Planting in La Mesa Neighborhood hosted by Nkazi Sinandile
Thank you Mama Nkazi!
“Grateful for the community wanting to take our small trees and grow them.” -Luis Santiago, Program Coordinator, Tree New Mexico
“I knew I loved writing grants and solving problems. I didn’t know that I would appreciate my co-workers at TNM so much, enjoy working with our wonderful volunteers, and look forward to planting trees with the community.” -Tamar Randall, Development Director, Tree New Mexico
University Heights/Victory Hills Tree Giveaway 2020
We appreciate the groups and the many individual volunteers that show up over and over to plant trees with us. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts, Dakota Tree Project, and CNM students planted trees in multiple neighborhoods across Albuquerque.
Tree New Mexico has a great board of tree supporters with a an exceptional array of skills and abilities that we appreciate so much. Suzanne Probart, Founder of TNM and Board Member Emeritus; James Maddox, President; Gary Benton, Treasurer; Chaitna Sinha, Secretary; and Michael Payton.
The process of planning, organizing with neighborhood associations, canvassing neighbors for tree adopters, digging, and planting trees introduces neighbors to each other and builds communities.
Neighbors in Parkland Hills that met at ABQ NeighborWoods Tree Planting.
Thanks to Stephen Sutherlin of Peregrine Digital Media for making our website beautiful.
Thank you so much for caring about trees and improving your neighborhoods and our city as we expand across New Mexico!
Parkland Hills Tree Adopter message, 2020
Have a Safe and Joyful Holiday! We will see you in the Spring!
Thanks for All You Do!
TREE NEW MEXICO