SOURCE: U-Store-It Trust

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December 07, 2010 16:19 ET

U-Store-It Plants 5,000 Trees for Its Customers

In the First Six Months of the "Plant a Tree" Initiative, U-Store-It Makes Positive Impact on Environment

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - U-Store-It Trust (www.ustoreit.com) is proud to announce a significant milestone in its "Plant a Tree" initiative, launched in April, 2010. At the request of its self-storage customers, U-Store-It has now planted more than 5,000 trees.

The U-Store-It Plant a Tree initiative works through the American Forests' Global ReLEAF program (www.americanforests.org). Customers can request that U-Store-It plants a tree on their behalf when they rent temporary storage units on the ustoreit.com website or through the U-Store-It National Sales Center. For each mini storage or self-storage customer who makes this selection, U-Store-It makes a donation to American Forests to plant a native tree at no cost to the customer.

The decision to launch the Plant a Tree initiative comes from U-Store-It's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. In addition to the Plant a Tree initiative, U-Store-It has also launched an internal Green Team who has implemented a number of programs to reduce waste and increase recycling at its corporate office and storage facilities nationwide.

"We are very excited about working with American Forests and reaching this milestone in the Plant a Tree program," says Steve Hartman, the Senior Vice President of Marketing with U-Store-It. "It's been a success from the start and gives us a great opportunity to join with our customers in an effort to preserve our environment."

"American Forests is pleased to partner with U-Store-It in its Plant a Tree initiative," said Greg Meyer, VP of Marketing at American Forests. "Every tree makes a difference and we're proud to be working with U-Store-It in its positive steps toward creating a healthier planet. We look forward to a strong and flourishing partnership."

About U-Store-It
U-Store-It Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company provides self-storage solutions across the country. U-Store-It owns and or manages 476 facilities across the United States, and operates the U-Store-It Network, which consists of approximately 725 additional self-storage facilities. The Company's self-storage facilities, storage space and storage solutions are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible, secure, and in most locations, climate-controlled storage space for residential and commercial customers, as well as boat storage and mini storage. According to the 2009 Self Storage Almanac, U-Store-It Trust is one of the top four owners and operators of self-storage facilities in the U.S. For more information, visit www.ustoreit.com.

Visitors may go online to http://www.ustoreit.com to learn more about the company and to find a nearby storage facility. Visitors to ustoreit.com can also view the sizes and features of individual self-storage units, reserve storage space, and pay their storage bills online using a safe, secure online payment function.

For more information about business or personal storage call U-Store-It toll free at 1-888-U-STORE-IT.