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Thanks for Helping Us Make a Difference

Posted by Shannon Brown on
Thanks for Helping Us Make a Difference

Thanks to you, we nearly quadrupled our donation to One Tree Planted for 2020! 

Our business is rooted in environmental responsibility and caring for the planet, which is why for every order placed through our website, we donate a tree to One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization whose contributions are “essential to the reforestation, conservation, and protection of forests around the world.” The trees donated by you through your orders will be planted in a national forest in the U.S. 

Trees are very near and dear to my heart. When I was a kid growing up in Wyoming, my dad bid out jobs with the BLM to plant trees for reforestation projects and my brothers and sisters would plant with him to earn money for school clothes. I went out on a couple of these trips but was too little to carry my own 50-pound bag of seedlings. I remember everyone piling into the camper at the end of a long day, dirty and exhausted. My siblings tell stories of bear run-ins, hiking for miles (uphill both ways) in the mud, and being attacked by armies of mosquitos.     

With my brother Jeff, I’ve planted hundreds of trees on my family’s farm, Rabbit & Raven Farms, in Southern Utah. Grown from seed, we have acres of almond and pistachio orchards. Our soap shavings go to the trees at Rabbit and Raven in order to keep the deer off of them. (Fill a nylon sock with soap shavings and hang it on the tree to deter deer from eating the bark and leaves.)    

I also serve on the arboretum board at our local University and plant and promote trees on campus. And on my small lot at home, I’ve planted redbuds, ornamental pears, Japanese maples, an October glory maple, a dogwood, and a cherry tree.

I. Love. Trees. 

Thank you for allowing Pipit & Finch to make this donation. It means the world to me and I look forward to donating more trees with you in 2021. 

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