AUTHORED BY COLE STERR
Here at United Properties, we are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work, as reflected by our tree-like logo and brand statement of “Creating Deep Roots.”
We support organizations and missions that coincide with our company values – which is why we’ve partnered with The Nature Conservancy, an organization dedicated to conserving our nation’s lands and waters to better the health of our communities. Since we began our relationship with The Nature Conservancy in 2017, we have been working with the organization to evaluate and choose locations that need tree-canopy replacements in both Colorado and Minneapolis.
Together, we’re imagining possibilities of what not only trees and nature can provide, but what real estate and we humans can do to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Imagining Possibilities in Colorado
The Colorado Nature Conservancy is imagining possibilities with us and creating deep roots – literally!
The organization is committed to a tree planting effort in Globeville, a neighborhood of significant need in North Denver, Colorado. The community faces significant challenges that puts its environment and well-being at risk.
Back in October, The Colorado Nature Conservancy partnered with the Elyria-Swansea Coalition and The Park People for a neighborhood-wide tree planting day. This project began in the spring of 2018 and with intentional and direct community outreach, a block-scale and community-defined planting event blossomed. With more than 300 flowers, 60 trees and 400 shrubs planted, more than 120 community members and volunteers helped transform approximately 30 properties in the area.
Talk about leaving a lasting legacy!
Now, nearly a month later, TNC is following up with the area, ensuring that it is maintained with quality care and respect it deserves. With our donations, TNC has imagined possibilities by completing four tree plantings in the area, leaving 600 new plants in the ground and more than 130 trees.
Possibilities at a Local Level
We are also working with The Nature Conservancy here in Minneapolis to lead urban reforestation efforts in the Camden Neighborhood, located in North Minneapolis. The area was greatly affected by the path of the 2011 tornado, which incurred significant tree loss. TNC is working toward a full community tree-planting effort to increase forest diversity and transform the affected area into a highly usable and tree-filled space.
We have financially supported the The Nature Conservancy’s two chapters in 2017 and 2018 as part of our charitable giving program.
Together, we’re imagining possibilities of cultivating healthier, stronger communities.