On Sunday, April 22, a 150-foot tree art installation was constructed on the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building to celebrate Earth Day and promote the planting of trees in an effort to combat climate change, while creating meaningful experiences that bring nature into people’s every day lives.
Made up of living plants, the entire lawn was filled with 850 individual trees and 500 Endless Summer Hydrangeas, showcasing the beauty of two Minnesota brands on one important mission.
The event was produced by Woodchuck USA, a Minnesota-based company that creates sustainable, eco-passionate, one-of-a-kind wood gifts, and plants a tree for each product purchased with its exclusive “Buy One. Plant One.” initiative. In two years, the company has planted more than 1 million trees, impacting reforestation on all seven continents, and has a goal of 10 million planted by 2021. All plants were provided by Bailey Nurseries.
Bailey Nurseries will mail each registered attendee a tree to plant in their community, furthering efforts to replenish the world with life-sustaining trees and putting nature back in peoples’ lives. Following the event, all of the trees and hydrangeas in the art installation are being donated to local Washington, DC-based non-profit organizations.
The event served as the end cap to the first leg of Bailey Nurseries’ Endless Summer #LifeInFullBloom tour, where the company traveled from Atlanta to Washington, donating to public gardens, meeting with non-profit partners like Habitat for Humanity, interacting with homeowners at garden centers, and more. During the DC interlude, Overdevest Nurseries is joining the tour and visiting 25 garden centers in the Endless Summer van in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast before it hits the road again Mother’s Day weekend, traveling from Philadelphia to Connecticut to keep celebrating “Living Life in Full Bloom,” and engaging homeowners with working in the garden.