2nd Annual Britton Fund Ride at the Western Chapter ISA Conference in Reno, NV, May 4, 2009
by John & Sarah Nitta
John and Sarah Nitta – Team High Ranch! - participated in the 2nd Annual Britton Fund Ride at the recent annual conference of the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture on May 4th. The conference was kicked off that evening at the Atlantis Hotel in Reno and ran for 4 days.
Sarah and I would like to thank all that supported us in the 2nd Annual Britton Fund Ride! We did 67 miles in and around Reno, along the Truckee River west to Verdi, and back to Reno, traveling through some very scenic country. There were 22 riders altogether, and your High Ranch Nursery team, for the 2nd time with your generous support, raised the most of all the riders!
We know it is an economically tough year for most folks and businesses, and those donations meant more than ever this year. The funds help improve trees through research and education, and help people realize the benefits of our urban forests.
Along the ride, we stopped at two schools to demonstrate to young students, mainly 2nd through 4th graders, a tree planting and what benefits trees bring to people.
What a great way to let children know the importance of trees and how they help us by providing shade and beauty and giving off oxygen and help cleanse the air (among others!). It was fun to see the kids really getting into it and helping with the planting!
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