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Shadetree Partnership Wins Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

The Shadetree Partnership and UC Irvine have jointly received the 2014 Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management from the Arbor Day Foundation.

The award is presented to a community, group or organization for their outstanding efforts to mobilize and engage volunteers in tree planting and care within a community.

Irvine Ranch Water District Board Member Mary Aileen Matheis, also Shadetree’s president, commended all of the volunteers for their hard work.

“Everyone involved with Shadetree do it for the love of the organization,” she said. “I take great pride in being involved with the people associated with this organization.”

Shadetree Partnership is a volunteer non-profit organization that promotes more livable communities through the planting and stewardship of shade trees and other nursery stock. Since its formation in 1990, Shadetree has planted more than 26,500 trees and groundcover at various sites within the community. Many Orange County schools, colleges, community groups, non-profits and businesses have participated in Shadetree planting events.

Shadetree’s nursery is located at UCI and hosts monthly nursery events, which includes planting, pruning, weeding nursery stock and other needed maintenance.

More information about Shadetree and future events is available on its website.

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