Domino’s Delivers Trees to Dallas
Having a positive impact on the environment, as well as throughout communities across the U.S., is something that Domino’s is deeply passionate about. To effect positive change, Domino’s is proud to support One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore nature, communities and biodiversity through global reforestation. Having a positive impact on the environment, as well as throughout communities across the U.S., is something that Domino’s is deeply passionate about. To effect positive change, Domino’s is proud to support One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore nature, communities and biodiversity through global reforestation.
In 2020 and 2021, Domino’s funded the planting of 100,000 trees in multiple national forests, state forests, and watersheds across North America. In 2022, Domino’s continued its partnership with One Tree Planted by supporting an urban forestry project in Dallas, Texas, to plant high-impact trees at community orchards through early 2023. They include peach, plum, pear, apple, cherry, mulberry, fig and other fruit-bearing trees, which provide countless benefits for local communities. As one of the hottest and most densely populated cities in the country, Dallas has more than 1.2 million people. Trees in cities like Dallas help reduce urban heat and provide green spaces, which promote community health, wellness, and recreation.
Domino’s support of the community orchard project helped to bring 180 trees to Dallas, which will sequester more than 375 tons of carbon and absorb about 3.1 million gallons of stormwater, reducing runoff and risks of urban flooding. The trees will also remove about 2,500 pounds of pollutants from the air. These climate impacts will inevitably bring health benefits to the area and its residents by reducing risk of heat-related and respiratory illnesses.
“One Tree Planted is proud to collaborate with Domino’s and local partners Giving Grove and GROW North Texas on such an impactful project,” said Tanner Haid, director of urban forestry at One Tree Planted. “These trees will create a lasting legacy in these neighborhoods for generations to come.”
Volunteers will plant the trees across 13 orchards, which are located at schools, churches, community gardens and other public spaces that are within walking distance for an estimated 12,000 urban residents. The green spaces will serve as sites for gathering and community-building, as well as destinations for school programs and other recreation. While trees at six sites are already in the ground, the remaining trees will be planted by the end of February 2023.
“The GROW North Texas Giving Grove is the first and only community orcharding program in the North Texas region,” said Geri Strong, Giving Grove program manager for GROW North Texas. “We are part of a national network of urban orchards in 10 major U.S. cities, which allows us to implement best practices and ensure that generations will benefit from the trees planted this year.”
Domino’s work with One Tree Planted is just beginning though. In 2023, Domino’s will donate $100,000 to One Tree Planted’s U.S. Urban Tree Equity Fund to continue addressing environmental justice issues and help communities achieve tree equity.
To learn more about the Urban Tree Equity Fund and how you can help, click here.