Sandy Spring Bank to Plant 150 Trees in 2018

A male Sandy Spring Bank employee in work gloves and holding a shovel wearing a grey #SSB150 t-shirt.

Employee-led Initiative Launched to Mark the Bank’s 150th Anniversary

In recognition of its 150th anniversary this year, Sandy Spring Bank announced its commitment to plant 150 trees throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. 

Employees across the organization are working together to organize and facilitate more than a dozen volunteer events to accomplish this goal. All of the trees will be planted at area nonprofit organizations or community sites throughout the region. The bank is also working closely with local landscaping companies to source the trees, equipment and other necessary planting materials. 

Please check back regularly and follow our progress as we work toward our lofty goal of planting 150 trees. 

Springfellow Road
Sandy Spring Bank was proud to partner with Fairfax Releaf, a nonprofit organization of volunteers who conserve sustainable urban forests in Northern Virginia, to plant trees at the Springfellow Road Park-and-Ride in Centreville, Virginia. Fairfax Releaf helped identify the location for the project and provided the tree planting resources. Nearly 20 bank employees came together to plant over 30 American Hazelnut saplings at the local park-and-ride. Bank employees also presented a $2,000 donation to Fairfax Releaf which will provide funding for another 500 trees across the region.

Oakdale Emory Church
A dozen Sandy Spring Bank employees worked together with Stadler Nurseries to plant one, three- foot Sweet Bay Magolia Tree at the Oakdale Emory Church in Olney, Maryland.

Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting 
With the help of Stadler Nurseries, 15 employees planted one, three-foot Witch Hazel and one, three-foot Sweet Bay Magnolia Tree at Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

Potomac Green Neighborhood Park 
To mark Arbor Day, a dozen Sandy Spring Bank employees volunteered at the Potomac Green Neighborhood Park in Ashburn, Virginia. Our employees worked closely with Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Van Metre Homes and McFall & Berry Landscape Management to plant 20, nine-foot Red Maple Trees. 

Montgomery Housing Partnership
In partnership with Stadler Nurseries, a handful of bank employees planted four, six-foot Red Maple trees and two Witch Hazel trees at Montgomery Housing Partnership’s Blair Park Apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Sandy Spring Museum
In partnership with Stadler Nurseries, eight Sandy Spring employees planted a beautiful six-foot Serviceberry Autumn Brilliance tree at Sandy Spring Museum. The Museum is located in Sandy Spring, MD.

Morven Park
Thirteen bank employees joined forces with Ruppert Landscape to plant three Red Maple, three Norway Spruce, and four Loblolly Pine trees in Leesburg, VA.