Arbor Day Foundation, State Farm® Distributing Trees in Lafitte

A national collaboration between State Farm and the Arbor Day Foundation comes to Lafitte in the form of a tree giveaway event with NOLA Tree Project.

A significant portion of the city’s tree canopy was lost in August 2021 during the devastation of Hurricane Ida. Helping restore the tree canopy will assist the community in building resilience to future severe weather threats.

“We’re proud to partner with State Farm and NOLA Tree Project to provide trees to the residents of Lafitte,” said Dan Lambe, President and CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees will help the continued recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida, bringing shade to homes, providing environmental benefits and giving hope and beauty to the community.”

Earlier this year, State Farm announced a $700,000 pledge to the Arbor Day Foundation to support tree planting projects in areas impacted by natural disasters.

“Trees can help make communities more resilient,” said Rasheed Merritt, State Farm Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “State Farm is committed to helping communities recover from disasters and manage future risks, and we are proud to support local tree plantings.”

On November 5, local State Farm agents will gather alongside volunteers with the NOLA Tree Project to distribute 700 trees to residents on a first come, first served basis.

Event details:

What: Community tree distribution

Date/Time: Nov. 5, 9 a.m.

Location: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2653 Jean Lafitte Blvd.

To learn more about the work State Farm is doing to help improve our world: Environmental, Social, and Governance – State Farm®

About the Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival. 

As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at

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