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Tree industry volunteer day beautifying Alexandria Veterans cemetery

Image Source: Samuel Morse / U.S. Air Force / MGN
Image Source: Samuel Morse / U.S. Air Force / MGN(KALB)
Published: Sep. 18, 2018 at 7:37 PM CDT
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More than 2,700 green industry professionals will be donating a full day’s work on Wednesday at the Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville to honor America’s military service men and women.

Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance, a nonprofit organization, marks its fourth annual day of service with the largest volunteer event in the tree care industry.

Millions of Americans pay their respects each year at national and state veterans’ cemeteries and properties. Saluting Branches brings together arborist experts to improve the beauty and safety of the trees located in these hallowed sites. With support by industry leaders; including Rainbow Treecare, ACRT, Inc., The Davey Tree Expert Company, STIHL®, SavATree, Petzl®, and others, Saluting Branches will be caring for thousands of trees at 51 VA national and state veterans cemeteries across the country this year.

The event will be held at the Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.