PG&E announces $25,000 commitment to Tree Foundation’s 30k Trees campaign

Barkley and Jimi Harris from PG&E

Thumbs up for trees: Barkley from the Tree Foundation and Jimi Harris from PG&E agree trees are good for our communities.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced today a $25,000 commitment to support the Sacramento Tree Foundation and Greenwise Joint Venture in an effort to plant 30,000 trees in the Sacramento region by March 8, 2013 (Arbor Day).

The 30k Trees Campaign engages volunteer organizations, individuals, businesses and local governments by adding trees to the Sacramento area to grow a healthy, livable community. Support from PG&E will help fund 10 tree planting events around the region over the next year.

“We are committed to this campaign because we understand the importance of trees to the vitality of our communities,” said Jimi Harris, community relations manager for PG&E. “We realize a healthy environment is also necessary for the well-being and vitality of our customers, employees, and the communities we serve.”

Since the 30k Tree Campaign was launched on March 7, the online tree counter has moved from 0 to nearly 27,000 tree pledges. The Tree Foundation is optimistic that they’ll see the counter reach the 30,000 pledge goal by the campaign deadline, Sunday, April 8.

Local municipalities are supporting the 30k Trees challenge by pledging trees already committed for parks and open spaces. Cities with tree pledges include Elk Grove, Davis, West Sacramento, Woodland, Rocklin, Winters and Sacramento.

People can take part in the campaign by providing tree-planting locations, organizing a tree-planting event or simply by volunteering to plant a tree.

To learn more about the 30k Trees Campaign and make your pledge, visit

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