Arbor Day Foundation Invited to Ring New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell

Largest tree-planting nonprofit is celebrating 50th anniversary this week
Apr 26, 2022 2:20 PM ET

LINCOLN, Neb., April 26, 2022 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary by ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street today.

“It was an honor to be invited by the iconic New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell as a way to celebrate our 50 years of impact on people and the planet through trees,” said Dan Lambe, CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation. “More companies now recognize that trees are not a nice-to-have, but a must-have that help them reach their climate and sustainability goals.”

Lambe rang the opening bell on behalf of the Foundation from the iconic bell podium that overlooks the trading floor.

The Arbor Day Foundation is headquartered in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, and has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to tree planting. It has helped to plant and distribute almost 500 million trees in more than 50 countries since its beginning in 1972. The Foundation has more than a million members, supporters and partners.

“Numerous corporate partners of the Arbor Day Foundation are companies that are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, so a moment like this is extra special for us,” Lambe said.

In addition to the Foundation’s own anniversary, Friday, April 29, also marks the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, one of the oldest environmental holidays on the calendar.

The Arbor Day Foundation is using the anniversaries this week to announce its commitment to plant 500 million trees in the next five years with a focus in neighborhoods and forests of greatest need.

For more information about the Arbor Day Foundation, visit

About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at

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