Trees Build Communities

It’s a great community center. People have said to me, “We walk past each other on the street for years and never even said hello and now through this garden we know each other.”  There’s a sense of community and belonging and caring about the livelihood of the neighborhood.

Hannah Riseley White
New York Restoration Project

From inside the leafy green borders of a community garden in Spanish Harlem, New York, the following excerpt from our Dig It documentary examines the critical social and cultural benefits trees provide — positively impacting public health, safety and quality of life.

The Dig It documentary was created to highlight the impact and importance of reforestation, as illustrated through tree-planting efforts in several cities across the United States.  To view the Dig It documentary in its entirety, visit the Dig It page of our website, or email us at to receive your own DVD copy.

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