A new film, Trees in Trouble, funded in part by the TREE Fund, premiers April 29, 2016, on PBS. Mark your calendar and invite your friends – you don’t want to miss this compelling story about America’s urban forests, the threats they are facing, and how we can take action.
Trees in Trouble tells the story of America’s urban and community forests: their history, their growing importance to our health, economy and environment – and the serious threats they now face. Through stories of everyday people on the frontlines of change, the film will show how communitywide efforts can save and protect our urban forests for future generations. Designed for audiences of all ages, Trees in Trouble inspires viewers to take action, and points towards first steps.
PBS’s World Channel has chosen Trees in Trouble to be part of its Earth Day/ Arbor Day programming during the month of April. The film will be aired numerous times during the week of April 25th. Additionally, a number of community screenings have occurred and the response so far to the film has been fantastic. Dozens of communities are using the film to help educate and raise awareness about the growing threat that invasive pests pose on our trees and what we can do to protect them.