Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation Launches the Time for Trees™ Initiative to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2022

Initiative unites corporations, communities and citizens to take critical action to preserve the necessities of life affected by climate change
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LINCOLN, Neb., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees as a simple, powerful way to preserve the necessities of life on Earth that are becoming increasingly compromised, as well as reverse the damage done by climate change.

Holland Board of Public Works Offering 300 Free Trees to Residents through Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees Program

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LINCOLN, Neb., February 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW), partnering with the City of Holland, is providing 300 free trees to HBPW electric customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. This program helps communities across the United States save energy and expand their tree canopies.

The Arbor Day Foundation Attends the United Nations Climate Change Conference

And we came back with some key learnings
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In December of 2018, the Arbor Day Foundation attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP24, in Katowice, Poland to advocate for investments in natural climate solutions, specifically forests and trees.

The Arbor Day Foundation and Florida Forest Service Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with Tree Plantings and Distributions in Panama City and Marianna

Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign will distribute free trees to residents in Panama City and Marianna
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PANAMA CITY, Fla., January 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation along with the Florida Forest Service, Verizon, FedEx, International Paper and Texas Roadhouse will kick-off Florida’s state Arbor Day with tree planting and distribution events on Friday, January 18 in Panama City and Marianna. The tree plantings and distributions are part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recovery campaign—a public and private partnership aimed at distributing free trees to residents in communities affected by recent hurricanes.

INFOGRAPHIC: 42 Years of Tree City USA

In its 42nd year, the Tree City USA program is still going strong, helping communities strive for healthy tree canopies.
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Arbor Day Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

Leaders in tree planting, conservation and environmental stewardship from around the country and world to be honored through the annual Arbor Day Awards
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LINCOLN, Neb., January 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced finalists for its annual recognition program with the winners to be announced prior to National Arbor Day on April 26, 2019. Since 1972, the Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects and roadside beautification. This year 25 finalists have been identified for six awards including:

Tree City USA: Strengthening Urban Forests Across America

Communities reap the benefits of strong and sustainable urban forestry programs.
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With the support of our members and partners, the Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, more than 153 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care. 

Alliance for Community Trees Groups Improve Communities Through Tree Planting

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Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and
government. This is the work of the nearly 130 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grassroots network united in its purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.

Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery: Bringing Life Back to Disaster-Stricken Communities

In the wake of natural disasters, new trees bring communities hope and healing.
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Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees is much more than meets the eye. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need for trees in the wake of natural disasters.

VIDEO: Our Forests Are Our Heritage

Now more than ever, forests matter. We need them. They need us.
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Our forests are a treasured legacy providing the very necessities of life itself — clean air, healthy drinking water, a tolerable climate, and so much more. But these majestic lands are threatened by insects, disease, and devastating wildfires.

In 2018, the Foundation planted more than 6.7 million trees in forests through partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and international partners. And the impact is far-reaching. 

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