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RETREET plans to assist tornado damaged homes in Moore.

On March 28, 2015, volunteers from all over the US will converge in Moore to plant trees, at no cost, for residents who lost their homes during the 2013 tornado and have started or completed the rebuilding process.

A grassroots, community-based effort, this event will be held by RETREET, a nonprofit organization that has planted over 3,000 trees at home sites across Texas, Colorado, Missouri, New York, and Ontario, Canada, over the past three years.

RETREET will offer 2 native trees from 5 to 15 gallons in size, most likely 1 shade tree and 1 flowering understory tree. If your home fits the above description and you would like to be added to RETREET’s planting list, please send the following information to trees@retreet.org :

1) Name
2) Address
3) Phone Number
4) Email

RETREET will do their best to accommodate all requests, and plans to return to plant for those for whom they cannot on March 28. Residents will be contacted in mid-March with more information and to schedule a site visit. Please note, participants in the program must allow OKIE to mark utilities to their property and agree to water the trees once they have been planted.

You can learn more about RETREET on their website, www.retreet.org

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OKC RETREET

RETREET in Moore

RETREET goes to a new state and organizes a weekend to remember with new partners Arbor Day Foundation, Tree Bank Foundation, City of Moore, and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

RETREETers will plant up to 160 trees at 80 home sites in Moore, OK, in the wake of the EF5 tornado that struck on May 20, 2013, destroying over 1,000 homes and countless trees.

Trees for OKC RETREET generously sponsored by ArborGen.

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RETREET

Learn more about RETREET

RETREET is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded by a small group of arborists, cyclists, and project managers. Our organization provides disaster relief to stricken communities on a local, national, and international level by leading volunteers in restoring decimated urban forests. There is no other agency solely focused on this widely neglected issue, and most disaster victims do not have the time, money, and ability to replant their own lost trees. Through direct action and community engagement, we offer a unique solution to an urgent problem at a relatively low cost.