What do you get when you mix 40 hardworking Esurance associates with the expertise of the Sacramento Tree Foundation? Why, 60 beautiful new trees, of course!! Trees that enhance the urban forest and help provide cleaner air. Not bad for a day’s work.

As part of Esurance’s Give Time, Get Time program, in which associates are given paid time off to volunteer in the community, a group of Esurance associates recently planted trees at Breen and Wesley parks in Rocklin, California.

It was a chilly morning as we gathered to listen to experts from the Sacramento Tree Foundation share their love and knowledge of trees. After learning the proper way to plant and care for trees, we quickly discovered that Rocklin is the perfect name for a city where the ground is literally full of rocks. Though the rocky terrain made for difficult digging, we planted sycamores, red maple, and native oaks — gifts the community will be able to enjoy for years to come.

At the end of the day, as volunteers, we felt proud to work for a company that allows us to take time away from the office to give back to the community.

What’s more, we have tree-planting partners across the nation, so be sure to look for Esurance do-gooders sporting green thumbs in your neck of the woods.

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about Annette

Annette is the claims customer service manager in our Sacramento office. When she isn't helping Esurance customers, you can find her hard at work teaching her daughters to live a green and healthy life. A self-proclaimed tree hugger, she's also a HUGE Oprah fan (who can't understand why others aren't as well).