Bailey Nurseries Helps ‘Plant’ Tree at the U.S. Capitol
On April 22, a 150-foot tree art installation was constructed on the front lawn of the United States Capitol Building to celebrate Earth Day. The event also was intended to 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 bare root trees and 500 Endless Summer hydrangeas from Bailey Nurseries in St. Paul, Minnesota, 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, ecopassionate, one-of-a-kind wood gifts and plants a tree for each product purchased with their exclusive ‘BUY ONE. PLANT ONE’ initiative.
In two years, the company has planted more than 1 million trees impacting reforestation on all 7 continents.
The “planting” event received coverage in the press from the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and other publications.
The Washington event served as the end cap to the first leg of the Endless Summer #LifeInFullBloom tour, where Bailey Nurseries traveled from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., donating to public gardens, meeting with non-profit partners like Habitat for Humanity, interacting with consumers at garden centers and more.
Also as part of this tour, Overdevest Nurseries will be visiting 25 garden centers in the Endless Summer van throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Bailey Nurseries plans to hit the road again Mother’s Day weekend, traveling from Philadelphia to Connecticut to keep celebrating “Living Life in Full Bloom.”