This Nationwide Network of Local Nonprofit Tree Planting Organizations is United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow
Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the 160 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grass-roots network united in their purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.
Since 2005, the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery program has been devoted to providing restoration assistance for disaster-stricken communities. In 2020, the program was able to produce major accomplishments through an adversity-stricken year.
With the Benefits of Strong and Sustainable Urban Forestry Programs, Communities Can Thrive.
The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, nearly 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.
The Conservation of These Forests Will Be Our Legacy for the Future.
Generations past cared for our forests, preserving them as our heritage. Like the biological network a forest needs to thrive, our network of tremendous people—spanning across the globe—helped guide that heritage towards a secure future this past year.
In 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation made significant progress towards the Time for Trees initiative's landmark goal:
56,048,771 trees planted
5,852,132 planters gained
18 corporate partners
Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.
More than 35,000 Trees Planted to Protect Wildlife Habitat and Waterways
LINCOLN, Neb., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced it will partner with Williams, a leading natural gas infrastructure company, to plant more than 35,000 trees in New Jersey and Virginia. The reforestation efforts will help to reestablish natural habitats and waterways, while contributing to the restoration of endangered wildlife.
7.1 million trees will be planted in forests worldwide by the year’s end
LINCOLN, Neb., October 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On the anniversary of the launch of #TeamTrees, the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the campaign’s goal of planting 22 million trees by the end of 2022 is well underway. Amidst the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation will have planted 7.1 million trees spanning more than twenty countries by the close of 2020. Of the 34 projects scheduled for 2020, 24 are fully complete. The remaining 10 are in progress and on track to be finished by the year’s end.
But, please, it’s time to refine the dialogue: While tree-planting events in parks or schoolyards make for great photo opps, we should devote far more time to acts of restoration and conservation. That’s where we really need corporate support, both in the form of dollars and any expertise on the ground your team can provide.