Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, Trees on the Land and the Arbor Day Foundation Partner to Host a Tree Planting Event

The Enterprise Holdings tree planting

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, Inc., and Arbor Day Foundation, in collaboration with Trees on the Land and community groups in South West Dublin, will team up to host a tree planting initiative in Tallaght. This event will highlight the importance of the community’s environmental health and will involve up to 50 volunteers assisting in the project, where almost 5,000 trees will be planted. 

Increasing local tree cover will create new habitat to support biodiversity in the area as well as help to sequester carbon dioxide and remove other atmospheric pollutants to improve local air quality, while also absorbing rainwater and reducing reliance on drains and waterways. The initiative will also help improve the appearance of the local environment and will encourage residents to spend time outdoors in the area. 

Announcing the project, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland’s Managing Director, Brendan Grieve said: “The partnership between Enterprise and the Arbor Day Foundation is a fantastic initiative, aimed at improving various aspects of Tallaght for the community. At Enterprise, we welcome the opportunity to give back to the community and assist in creating a healthy environment for residents.”

Speaking about the event, Project Coordinator with Trees on the Land Imogen Rabone said: “We are delighted to be working with Enterprise Rent-A-Carand Arbor Day Foundation to coordinate this tree planting project.  These trees will help to create new diverse habitat for local biodiversity and soak up local carbon dioxide from the air.”

Dan Lambe, Chief Executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, said: “One of the things the Arbor Day Foundation does best is to help local planting partners take meaningful action in their community to plant trees. Trees offer vast benefits for the community at large. Thriving urban forests bolster human health, from encouraging physical activity to reducing respiratory illnesses stemming from air pollution. Urban trees filter the air by removing pollution which improves a city’s overall air quality.

Since first partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation in 2006, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation 50 Million Tree Pledge and Urban Tree Initiative programs has led to the planting of more than 17 million trees in North America and Europe. 

Pictured:  Dan O’Shea, Sean Crowe TD, Joe Maughan, Francis Noel Duffy TD

Pic Credit: Fennell Photography 

Picture of Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of www.newsgroup.ie with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at info@newsgroup.ie.



Related News