Tractor Supply Co. Middletown, 912 Middletown Warwick Road, is participating in a companywide hurricane recovery initiative that will benefit the Arbor Day Foundation’s hurricane reforestation efforts.
For every Husqvarna chainsaw purchase made in Tractor Supply stores or at bit.ly/2CNDwyN, five trees will be planted within a forest of need in areas that were affected by 2017’s hurricanes, including Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Tractor Supply has committed to donating up to 50,000 trees.
The hurricane recovery initiative will run through Oct. 28, coming about one year after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria damaged parts of southeastern U.S., Texas and Puerto Rico.
“We are well aware of the devastation and disruption last year’s hurricanes caused to our communities and natural surroundings, and we as a company are committed to ongoing recovery efforts through our Stewardship Program, which is the company’s environmental sustainability initiative,” said Ben Parrish, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Tractor Supply. “It is a privilege for us to support the Arbor Day Foundation’s efforts to help make our communities and our world cleaner and greener.”
The Arbor Day Foundation has committed to supplying 5 million trees to the reforestation efforts in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. The foundation will work with local forestry experts who can assess the best time to replant trees and help distribute them to affected homeowners. Long-term reforestation benefits for the impacted communities include improved air quality, support of local wildlife habitats, better flood control and cleaner water.
“Replanting trees in areas that experienced such devastation is no small task, but it is certainly a critical one,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The support of Tractor Supply will help us bring beauty and hope back to the communities that so desperately need both.”
Tractor Supply offers six models of Husqvarna chainsaws and accompanying accessories in stores, with a larger selection available at tractorsupply.com/husqvarna. The trees funded by Tractor Supply’s Husqvarna hurricane recovery initiative will be planted in early 2019.
For more, visit tscstewardshipreport.com.