Planting trees at home for Arbor Day

This year’s Arbor Day looked a little different for FedEx. In the past, big groups of team members in their purple FedEx Cares shirts got together to plant trees at local parks. This year, the FedEx Cares team joined forces with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Canopy Program to provide an Arbor Day experience in a socially distanced way. 

Through this program, team members were able to have a tree delivered right to their front door! Once they registered for their tree, they got to pick from a list of trees that grow best in their part of the country and were given advice on the best spot to plant it.

In less than a week, the team “sold out” of trees to give away. Then they got to work delivering 500 trees to team members! Every opco participated in the program and every level of the organization took part. Team members all over the U.S. participated in large markets like New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles and in smaller markets like Pocatello (Idaho), Manhattan (Kansas), and Ryderwood (Washington).

You can see a map of where all the trees were delivered below.

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