Trees Up Tompkins aims to draw down carbon from the atmosphere by planting native trees on available land in Tompkins County, NY. They currently have two main projects. At Lighthouse Point, the organization has cleared almost 7000 sq. ft. of invasive species and planted over 100 native trees! They welcome youths and adults alike to help. The Lighthouse Point project was initiated in 2018 by the Cayuga Bird Club and Cornell Botanic Garden. Trees Up Tompkins began clearing and planting in Spring 2020, with support from a Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-Grant! (We are currently accepting applications for our next round of Mini-Grants, due April 1st. To apply for a Neighborhood Mini-Grant, visit Sustainable Tompkins’ website: https://sustainabletompkins.org/st-events/applications-for-sustainable-tompkins-2022-spring-neighborhood-mini-grants-due-april-01/.)
The second project Trees Up Tompkins is working on is “Trees for Life”, through which you can celebrate the life of a loved one by donating to have one or more trees planted in their honor.
To learn more about either of these programs, check out their website (https://www.treesuptompkins.org/) or send an email to: email@example.com.