Blossoms of Hope debuted it most recent initiative, 3700 Blossoms By 2025, at the recent 41st Visit Howard County Annual Meeting. The new program was inspired by the 3,700 white cherry blossoms that surround the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.
“Blossoms of Hope is proud that we have planted more than 2,700 Kwanzan cherry and Native Redbud trees in Howard County since 2005,” said Becky Mangus, BOH board member and chair of the new program. “This spring, it was brought to our attention that we are close to D.C.’s 3,700 cherry blossom trees. As a result, we are excited to announce a new program called 3700 Blossoms By 2025 where we plan to plant another 1,000 trees in Howard County by our 20th anniversary in three years.”
Blossoms of Hope is partnering with companies in the county that commit to buying 100 trees during the next three years. The first two partners to sign on are Turf Valley Resort and Security Development. In addition, BOH is partnering with Visit Howard County to help promote the program and more importantly, the trees.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Blossoms of Hope,” said Pete Mangione, general manager of Turf Valley Resort. “We were the first corporate tree sponsor back in 2006 when former County Executive Jim Robey first announced the program. We now look forward to adding another 100 trees to those we already have on our property.”