Join the The Tool Library and our community partners for close to a dozen service events across University District this fall! Whether it’s tree planting, garden tending, street cleaning, or some light leaf blowing, there’s a way for you to get...
ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted over 1,300 trees across the community.
The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, restoring our parks and greenspaces, and encouraging hands-on volunteerism.
In 2018, the Tool Library planted 89 street trees across the University District, building on years of prior work. Through hands on stewardship workshops, the Tool Library also trained more than a dozen people in basic tree care.
RETREE BY THE NUMBERS
7,300 Volunteer Hours
*Based on value of volunteer time and material costs (trees).
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“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” Join the University Heights Tool Library and...
A big THANK YOU to the 80+ volunteers who braved the weather and joined the Tool Library and our partners for our 8th biannual ReTree the District Planting this past Saturday! A total of 40 trees were planted in...
Additional support: Akron Tree Farms, Bailey Avenue Business Association, Chestnut Ridge Nursery, City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation, Dash’s Market, Home Depot, ReTree WNY, Schichtel’s Nursery, St. Joseph University Parish, St. Joseph Neighborhood Housing Initiative, Top’s Markets, University District Block Club Coalition, Wegmans.