Tractor Supply to help with hurricane recovery

As Hurricane Florence closes in on the east coast, Tractor Supply Company in Shawano​ is participating in a companywide hurricane recovery initiative. For every Husqvarna chainsaw purchased at Tractor Supply, five trees will be planted within areas that were severely affected by last year’s hurricanes, including Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico.

Tractor Supply has committed to donating up to 50,000 trees through the Arbor Day Foundation’s hurricane reforestation efforts.

The hurricane recovery initiative will run through Oct. 28. It comes approximately one year after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria left lasting damage in parts of southeastern U.S., Texas and Puerto Rico.

“We are well aware of the devastation and disruption last year’s hurricanes caused to our communities and natural surroundings,” said Ben Parrish, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Tractor Supply. “It is a privilege for us to support the Arbor Day Foundation’s efforts to help make our communities and our world cleaner and greener.”

The Arbor Day Foundation has committed to supplying 5 million trees to the reforestation efforts and will work with local forestry experts who can assess the best time to replant trees and help distribute them to affected homeowners. Long-term reforestation benefits for the impacted communities include improved air quality, support of local wildlife habitats, better flood control and cleaner water, among others.

“Replanting trees in areas that experienced such devastation is no small task, but it is certainly a critical one,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation.

Tractor Supply customers can purchase Husqvarna chainsaws in store or online through Oct. 28 to help fund reforestation efforts. The trees funded by the recovery initiative will be planted in early 2019. For information on Tractor Supply’s Stewardship Program, visit tscstewardshipreport.com.