Alcoa Foundation Partnership for Trees
Alcoa Foundation and American Forests have joined together for the Partnership for Trees Program, a multi-year initiative to plant hundreds of thousands of native tree species on damaged and degraded sites around the world by engaging local communities in the restoration of forest ecosystems.
This initiative, which commenced in 2011, builds toward Alcoa’s goal of planting 10 million trees by 2020 and supports American Forests’ mission to protect and restore forests. For a project to qualify for this program, Alcoa sites and employees work with qualified local nonprofit groups and agencies to develop and submit forest restoration proposals and then participate in the tree planting.
In 2013, the Partnership for Trees Program is planting more than 175,000 trees across 19 global project sites.
American Forests’ daily blog, Loose Leaf, frequently offers updates and additional information on our work, including the Partnership for Trees.