Tree Lafayette Endowment has opportunity to match all donations 50% from the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette. For every $100, we receive an extra $50. The endowment is for replacement trees and between vandals, accidents, salt, insects, and a harsh environment; we lose about 5% of our urban forest. We have removed 187 trees this year from the Emerald Ash Borer and only planted 170. We have 959 ash trees that will need to be removed.
For every car in Lafayette, we need one half acre of trees to remove the CO2 from the exhaust.