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Arbor Day of Service is Friday, April 27, 2018! Each April, MAA coordinates a statewide volunteer day involving hundreds of MAA members. The MAA's Arbor Day of Service gives tree care professionals a chance to make a direct impact in their local communities, while drawing attention to the impor- tance of proper tree care and tree planting. This is a great day for the industry! Arborists work collaboratively, or on independ- ent projects, at sites such as community parks, schools, town commons or conservation lands. Look around your town for a site in need and offer your professional services for a day. It’s a great way to give back in your community! Arbor Day, April 2017 The MAA provides tools to help promote your involvement with Arbor Day of Service including planning guidelines, signs, stickers, sample news releases, check lists, and more. Want to get involved? If you’re interested in volunteering on Arbor Day, go to MassArbor.org to view projects looking for help. Follow the links for ADOS 2018. You can email the organizer directly and coordinate! Community organizations or arborists seeking help with a proj- ect should post requests on MassArbor.org. We hope everyone planning a project will take a moment to visit MassArbor.org to tell us your plans. We want to promote your volunteer efforts! Sponsors NEEDED! Arbor Day of Service 2018 MAA’s Arbor Day of Service offers an opportunity for tree care industry suppliers to show their support for the industry, while maximizing their marketing efforts. With a $500 spon- sorship investment, industry suppliers demonstrate a strong level of support for the MAA’s Arbor Day of Service initia- tive and its mission to increase awareness of proper tree care. Sponsor funds help defray the cost of promotion and logistics for Arbor Day of Service as well as help to support MAA’s safety programming throughout the year. Sponsors might also choose to offer discounts to Arbor Day of Service volunteers. MTWFA’s Arbor Day Seedling Program Order right away for your Arbor Day celebrations with school or community groups! A variety of species are available. Seedlings are shipped directly to you in time for your event. Sponsors are recognized in all print and electronic event promotion including news releases, newsletters, e-mail blasts, and website. Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Carrie Martin at MAA. Order deadline is April 15, 2018. masstreewardens.org/arbor-day-seedling-program/ 8 MAA NEWS / March 2018