Join Arbor Day Foundation in July and have 10 trees planted in U.S. forests
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — Forest land is one of America’s prized resources, and everyone can help plant needed trees in these vital areas simply by joining the Arbor Day Foundation.
Through its Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins the Foundation in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfires, insects and disease. The cost to join the Arbor Day Foundation is a $10 donation.
The need to replant forests in the U.S. is great. Recent years of unprecedented wildfires have left a backlog of nearly 1 million acres that need replanting in national forests. The Arbor Day Foundation has worked with the U.S. Forest Service for more than 20 years to plant trees in forests that have the greatest need.
It is essential to preserve forests because they produce oxygen, clean the air and are a source of abundant, clean and healthy drinking water for more than 180 million Americans.
“Keeping our forests vibrant is vital to the overall health of the earth, and we can help simply by planting trees,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “By planting trees in our forests, we can preserve these national treasures so they will continue to benefit Americans for generations to come.”
To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in our national forests, send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or go to arborday.org/July.
From the July 6-12, 2011, issue
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