Emergen-Tree Watering Campaign

Ensuring that street trees in Buffalo's University District thrive for generations to come.

A fundraising campaign for University Heights Collaborative
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Give our trees a fighting chance!


Started in early 2014, ReTree the District is a community-based project with the goal of planting 1,000 trees across University District. To date, 785 trees have been planted in the district thanks to well over 1,000 volunteers and dozens of partner organizations. More than just planting trees, however, the project has been a catalyst for positive change in University District with students, residents, and business owners working alongside one another to build a stronger and healthier community.


Unfortunately, with the record drought that Western New York is currently experiencing, many of the newly planted trees are at risk. Many may not make it through the season unless steps are taken to keep them watered.


The University Heights Collaborative and University Heights Tool Library are teaming up for this Emergen-Tree Watering Campaign  in an effort to purchase treegator watering bags as well as a golf cart watering system that can be used to deliver a consistent supply of water to the many young saplings out there.


Your tax-deductible donation can ensure that the trees planted over the past two years will grow and thrive for many years to come!

About the Organization

University Heights Collaborative

The University Heights Collaborative (UHC) is a community-based group of residents and other interested people working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all in our neighborhood. Our committees include: Beautification, Business Involvement, Communication, Neighborhood Watch, and Landlord Outreach. We also serve as an umbrella organization for Block Clubs and Neighborhood Watch groups in University Heights.

Our mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.