Stihl Inc. recently teamed with the City of Virginia Beach, Va., and Virginia Beach-based landscape businesses, K&D Round’s and Man vs. Tree, to improve Redwing Park in conjunction with the sixth annual PLANET Day of Service. Stihl employees and their families volunteered their time over the course of two days to complete beautification projects, including laying fresh mulch, planting annuals and perennials, and removing debris.
Day of Service 2014 at Redwing Park by the numbers:
Tree work valued at $9,000
Mulch material valued at $1,960
70 cubic yards of mulch was applied
Wood fiber estimated value of $250
Estimated to have saved the city more than $2,000 and 170 hours of labor
The first PLANET Day of Service was held on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. The purpose of the annual event is to give professionals in the landscape industry an opportunity to plan, organize, and carry-out volunteer service projects that benefit their own communities. Hundreds of volunteer landscape projects take place each year at schools, community parks, military memorials, libraries, and museums across the country. Healthy and beautiful green spaces are a vital part of communities.
To learn more about PLANET Day of Service, visit https://www.planetdayofservice.org.
To learn more about Stihl Inc., visit stihlusa.com.