"You look at a tree and you just are inspired. They're such a keystone species. So many things rely on trees, including us. It's just amazing the things that trees provide, and even when they die, trees still continue to provide. It humbles you."
Matthew Knopf-AmelungSenior Groundskeeper, Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City
“Trees are just a constant source of inspiration and joy, but also a mystery when you wonder about how old they are, how long they've been here, how they got here, and how the area looked like when this tree first started growing.”
Stephen BybeeVolunteer, Kiwanis Park in Columbia, MO
“You see such a turnaround from spring to fall and you see what you do is making a difference. It’s very rewarding.”
Kay La BancaVolunteer, Forest ReLeaf
“I was concerned about asthma and air quality in general, so planting trees was my response to the state of the City.”
Dail ChambersFounder, Coahoma Orchards
“Putting something on this vacant lot, including a tree, just sends a different message into the world, like ‘this lot has potential, this community has potential’.”
Samantha SmugalaFounder, Pocketparks
Forest ReLeaf is dedicated to planting and growing a resilient tree canopy across Missouri, to support healthy people, healthy habitats, and a healthy planet.
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