Meet Miss Bonnie McSquirrely, our Global Tree Initiative Mascot!

Miss Bonnie McSquirrely (or Miss Bonnie or Bonnie for short) lives in the City of Oaks, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. One year ago, Miss Bonnie was a tiny, orphaned baby squirrel that, without help, would not have lived another day. She was found by her soon-to-be surrogate mother and caregiver who is also our GTI coordinator for the USA, Kat O’Lone.

Now, one year later, little Miss Bonnie is a thriving, outdoor living, indoor visiting squirrel! Plus, she is a TikTok celebrity sensation with a mission to save our planet!

You see, Miss Bonnie is an active tree-planter. Her mother, Kat, tells us that she is discovering numerous oak tree seedlings sprouting in and around their garden due to Miss Bonnie’s forgotten nuts!

For her first birthday (August 1), Miss Bonnie asked Kat to create a big, month-long, birthday party for her. You are invited. Miss Bonnie is celebrating her birthday with a fundraiser for the Global Tree Initiative.

Please, join Bonnie’s birthday party fund-raiser on Instagram or on Facebook!

Happy birthday, Miss Bonnie. We are happy to welcome you to our team! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! Thank you for doing a birthday party fundraiser for us!

Thank you for helping us save the world one nut at a time!

Have a look at Bonnie’s link tree.  Follow her on her social media platforms. You can get in touch with Bonnie through her fan-mail account:

You should be seeing a lot of Bonnie in the future.  She is joining our education team.
What do you think about the idea of Miss Bonnie’s Boys and Girls Clubs?

If you cannot access the fundraiser through Instagram or Facebook, please donate through our website.


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THANK YOU for celebrating your birthday with us, Mark!

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Exciting news from our GTI UK branch!

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Our One Universal Family has planted and dedicated more than 1,000,000 trees!

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