Arborists Will Help Spruce Up South Florida National Cemetery

Tree care professionals from six local tree service companies will unite at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth for a volunteer day of service dedicated to our veterans. Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance is a nonprofit organization honoring veterans by donating tree care at veteran properties.

Celebrating the third annual day of service on Sept. 20, nearly 1,500 tree industry professionals across the nation will donate a full day by doing what they do best: caring for trees. Volunteer tree work at the 313-acre cemetery will begin by 8:30 a.m.

Participating local companies include Jason Arborcare Service of West Palm Beach, Mignano Landscape & Tree Care of Boynton Beach, Only Trees of Jupiter, Southern Arbor Services of Pompano Beach, Stephen’s Tree Service of Palm Beach Gardens and Zimmerman Tree Service of Lake Worth.

“We join with tree care companies around the country to honor our nation’s veterans by providing free tree care services,” said James Mitchum, director of the South Florida National Cemetery. “Together we make these cemeteries safer, more beautiful resting places for those veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”

Saluting Branches began in 2015 as an idea from a group of Minnesota tree professionals looking to give back to the troops, and has evolved into a national project of caring for trees at veteran properties.

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