December 22, 2014
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Printer develops donation for RI Tree Council

Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick, specializing in business communications printing, document management technology and consumer print production, is taking an active role in planting trees by supporting the Rhode Island Tree Council and its 2012 Arbor Day Celebration.

For every order placed with Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick in March and April, the printer will donate one dollar to the non-profit organization and its Arbor Day event, its largest volunteer event of the year.

On April 28 beginning at 9 a.m., the Rhode Island Tree Council will lead the Arbor Day event at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Exeter to recognize the importance of trees. Volunteers will plant 50 saplings along the cemetery’s main road, including pin oak, red oak and tulip trees. Another 75 existing trees will be mulched along the planting route. The project goal is to add beauty and canopy to an area of the cemetery that needs improvement.

Tree care professionals will be on hand to provide advice on plant identification, insect avoidance and disease prevention. Volunteers are welcome and invited to bring pruning tools, rakes and shovels to help reforest the cemetery.

Despite popular belief, the printing industry actually plants more trees than it harvests. Facts show that supporting print on paper provides landowners with the financial incentive to keep America's woodlands safe from development and managed in a sustainable manner to contribute important ecosystem benefits such as water, wildlife and carbon sequestration.


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