Self-storage real estate investment trust CubeSmart is preparing to hit a significant milestone in its Plant a Tree initiative, which launched as part of Earth Day in April 2010. By the end of June, the company will have planted more than 20,000 trees.
The program works through American Forests' Global ReLeaf program. Customers of any CubeSmart location can request that a tree be planted on their behalf by visiting CubeSmart.com or calling the national sales center. CubeSmart then makes a donation to American Forests to plant a native tree at no cost to the customer.
"We are very excited about our continued involvement with American Forests and are pleased to be reaching this milestone in the Plant a Tree program," says Joel Keaton, vice president of marketing at CubeSmart. "It has been a successful partnership from the start and gives us a great opportunity to join with our Customers in an effort to preserve our environment."
American Forests is national nonprofit conservation organization that advocates for the protection and expansion of Americas forests. The organization has planted more than 40 million trees since 1990.
CubeSmart owns or manages 487 facilities across the United States and operates the CubeSmart Network, which consists of approximately 825 additional self-storage facilities.