Gordon Hanson is what we call a Branch Manager- a specially trained volunteer who guides groups of new volunteers through the tree planting process during our tree planting events. Gordon has been planting trees with us for more than 15 years, and over that time he's helped volunteers plant hundreds of trees across Minnesota.
Gordon's reward is watching the sense of joy new volunteers get at our events. "When volunteers get a chance to dig a hole, get their hands in the soil, and water a newly planted tree, they feel a sense of ownership for that tree. I think planting trees is a bond that strengthens their connection to both nature and the community. That's a feeling they will carry with themselves for a lifetime."