Social Sculpture: The Larger Response

The Three Trails Community Center also serves as a tourist information center for southern Kansas City

By Shannon Twenter, We Are Here to Plant a Tree team member We Are Here To Plant a Tree served many purposes, but primarily as a community art project.  Having always been a patron and supporter of the arts, I was excited to be a part of this project.  I wanted to see how this all … Continue reading

We Are Here to Plant a Tree Does Just That

Collaborators at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas planted 4 wild plums

Back in November, when the year was different and the ground was unfrozen, before the holidays settled around our bellies and resolutions were promised, the We Are Here to Plant a Tree team canvassed the city with ideas of its own.  One was to make a mark upon the city. A small, gentle gesture, if … Continue reading

We Are Here to Plant a Tree receives grant from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

Project CommuniTree trees ready for planting.

We Are Here to Plant a Tree team members recently traveled to St. Louis to accept a CommuniTree grant from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. ForestReLeaf nurtures Missouri Department of Conservation seedlings into larger trees that are offered to groups who are planting on public and non-profit lands. Since their inception in 1998, nearly 100,000 trees … Continue reading

We Are Here to Plant a Tree Reaches Out


The We Are Here to Plant team reached into the community this past weekend assisting others involved in community-based events designed to effectively engage the public, erase geographic boundaries, and participate in fun outdoor adventures –all while providing important neighborhood assets that increase our city’s livability. Assisted by a Keep America Beautiful grant, approximately 120 … Continue reading

We Are Here to Plant a Tree Update.

Citizens! We Are Here to Plant a Tree has been working diligently since June to develop our project. Today we unveil the first component. The time has come. Now you too can see: THE WORLDʼS LARGEST KNITTED TREE. Learn the story of this incredible feat. See the knitter who scrimped and saved and forced her … Continue reading


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