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How Does Saluting Branches Work?

Saluting Branches is a national day of service where tree care professionals volunteer their time and skills to care for trees and landscapes at national cemeteries, in honor of our nation's veterans. Here's how it works:

Section 1: Preparation

  • Saluting Branches is typically held on the third Wednesday of September each year, and volunteers sign up in advance to participate.
  • Participating arborists receive training and safety instructions before the event.
  • The event organizers coordinate with the cemetery staff to determine the work that needs to be done and any safety considerations.

Section 2: The Event

  • On the day of the event, volunteers gather at the cemetery and are assigned to teams to work on specific areas.
  • The work typically involves pruning, planting, and removing dead or hazardous trees and branches.
  • The volunteers work throughout the day, taking breaks and lunch together as a group.

Section 3: Impact

  • Saluting Branches has a significant impact on the environment and the communities it serves.
  • By caring for trees and landscapes, volunteers improve the appearance and safety of the cemeteries, which are important symbols of our nation's history and service.
  • Additionally, the event provides an opportunity for the tree care industry to give back and make a positive impact in their communities.

If you're interested in volunteering for the annual Saluting Branches event, visit their website to sign up and learn more about this meaningful and impactful program. Your contribution will not only honor our veterans but also help care for the environment and strengthen our communities.