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TD Bank partners with ACTrees to plant trees in Jacksonville

TD Bank, in partnership with Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees), is proud to announce its first TD Tree Days tree planting events, taking place during the month of October with more than 250 TD employee volunteers planting 200 trees in Jacksonville, Boston and Philadelphia.

Employee volunteers from TD Bank, TD Insurance, TD Auto Finance and TD Ameritrade will be joined by local ACTrees member and partner organizations in those three select locations to plant the trees. When mature, a single tree will absorb approximately 180 pounds of particulate pollution per year.

The Jacksonville tree plantings will take place at Woodland Acres Boys and Girls Club, on Oct.27, 2011. TD Bank employees will plant 75 trees around the perimeter of the Woodland Acres Boys & Girls Club to provide much needed shade as well as a carpentry and horticulture skills learning experience for club members in this predominantly low-income area of Jacksonville.

TD Bank and Greenscape of Jacksonville will be joined by the Woodland Acres Boys & Girls Club, electric utility company JEA, St. John’s River Keepers, and Trad’s Nursery and Garden Center. Upon completion of the plantings, TD Bank will support extended maintenance for the trees.

“The need for additional trees in these urban areas cannot be overstated,” said Gerry Guidice, SVP, Head of U.S. Real Estate and Chairman of TD Bank’s Green Council. “At TD Bank, we are passionate about helping the environment, and we are proud that so many volunteers from TD and local communities are coming together to re-introduce several trees to these neighborhoods. They will enhance the local environment and provide important benefits, including increased shade and improved air quality.”

TD Tree Days events are taking place during ACTrees’ National NeighborWoods Month, an annual celebration of trees observed each October.

“We are thrilled to kick off TD Tree Days in the United States during National NeighborWoods Month, the annual October celebration of trees in communities,” said Carrie Gallagher, ACTrees Executive Director. “TD Tree Days plantings will tangibly improve the quality of life in these three neighborhoods, helping to create a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment for community members.”

TD Tree Days is a program that supports TD Bank’s environmental initiative to be as green as its logo. This year, TD Bank constructed and opened the nation’s first net-zero energy bank location, an energy efficient building with solar panels that will produce 100 percent of the energy it needs.

TD Tree Days in the United States is part of a TD-wide tree planting initiative with events also taking place across Canada and in the United Kingdom.

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Learn more about ACTrees and its member organizations at or follow on Twitter @alliance4trees.

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