NEW YORK – As part of the League's commitment to preserve and support the local environments of host cities for NHL events, NHL Green today announces a legacy tree project at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in Newark, NJ.
In cooperation with the Devils Care Foundation, the NHL Foundation is donating 30 trees to represent each Member Club's commitment to sustainability. NHL Green first launched the Legacy Tree Project at the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh.
This year's project will plant cherry trees near pear trees, creating an aesthetic at the plaza reminiscent of vintage Devils colors, with green foliage accompanied by red and white blossoms. The cherry trees, which are naturally adjusted to the local climate and require little irrigation or fertilizer, will neighbor the south side of the Prudential Center.