Help Plant Trees in Evanston!
There are three easy ways to donate to the I Heart Evanston Tree campaign, either as a one-time donation, as a scheduled repeated donation, or through Amazon Smile:
Donate to the "I Heart Evanston Trees" campaign. Help the City of Evanston plant more trees in the 2017 planting season. Your contribution goes directly towards the purchase of a new tree to replace one that has died. If you donate $25 or more, we will send you an “I Heart Evanston Trees” mug! All donations are tax-deductible.
Using the iKeedo donation page, at ikeedo.com, community members can donate each time a City tree has been removed. A donation rate, such as $1 per each removed tree, and a maximum total donation amount can be set. Each time a tree is removed, a donation is made to the Evanston Tree Fund until the supporter’s donation cap is met. (Example: Donate $10 every time a City tree is removed, until a total of $250 has been donated.) All donations are tax-deductible.
You shop. Amazon.com gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to I Heart Evanston Trees whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
Since 2006, the invasive pest, Emerald Ash Borer, has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 ash trees in Evanston parks and parkways. Diseases, such as Dutch Elm Disease, and extreme weather events cause the removal of additional trees each year. Typically, over 400 trees are removed in Evanston each year; however, dozens of trees can be damaged on a single day during extreme weather events.
Trees are one of Evanston’s most valuable assets, contributing to cleaner air, reduced storm water runoff, higher property values, and safer neighborhoods. Although the City’s Public Works Agency plants new trees every year, additional assistance helps sustain Evanston’s tree population and diversity for the long-term.
By donating to the I Heart Evanston Trees campaign and supporting the growth of our urban forest, you will be providing a number of great benefits to our community’s natural environment which can be enjoyed by wildlife and citizens alike. Your contribution will be recognized on our website and all donations are tax-deductible.