5,000 Trees Planted!


Last Friday (April 26th, 2019) was Arbor Day and to celebrate, all of us at Russell Tree Experts teamed up to give back to the central Ohio environment by planting 5,000 trees (via our TREE FOR A TREE® program) at Scioto Grove Metro Park. The section of Scioto Grove Metro Park that received the trees is a donated addition that park managers are actively working to reforest. For decades the land was used for farming crops; in the future, the area will be a lush forest to be enjoyed by the community.

A breakdown of the 5,000 trees planted at Scioto Grove Metro Park on April 26, 2019 (Arbor Day)

A breakdown of the 5,000 trees planted at Scioto Grove Metro Park on April 26, 2019 (Arbor Day)

It was an awesome experience seeing our team come together on Arbor Day. Our typical work days consist of operating in small teams of 2-3 people while on Arbor Day we had the majority of our employees (including our field and office staff) working together at one location! #TeamBuilding!

We created the TREE FOR A TREE© program in the winter of 2017 — as a result of our company wanting to offset the many trees we remove each year. It’s an unfortunate but necessary part of the tree service industry that many trees need to be removed each year, therefore, we decided that creating this program where we plant a tree for every tree we remove would be a great way to “KEEP OHIO GREEN” (see t-shirt).

Visit treeforatree.com to learn more about the program. You can nominate a planting location, sign-up to be a planting volunteer, see an interactive map of our planting locations, and more!

Thank you! Comment below with any questions you may have!


Kenny Greer | Marketing Director, Russell Tree Experts

Kenny graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in Photography. He enjoys photography, graphic design, improv comedy, movies (except for the scary ones), and spending time with his wife and 2 kids.