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American Forests & the Alcoa Foundation Partner in 2016 to Plant 470,000 Trees

by American Forests
Alcoa Foundation volunteers

Last year marked the fifth year of our partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, working towards their goal of planting 10 million trees by 2020. Together, we’ve planted more than 1.14 million trees in that time, and the equivalent of 250,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide have been absorbed by these plantings annually.

These projects have helped to restore and re-forest areas across the United States, and even in international locati... (Read More)

Forest Digest – Week of January 18, 2016

by American Forests
Dense forest

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!

Five reasons to be optimistic about the future of forests — World Economic Forum
2015 marked a strong year for forests with the outcome of the climate summit in Paris. This recent article details a list of reasons for the continued success of forest conservation throughout this year. Five trends that will define the world’s forests ... (Read More)

American Forests Partners with Verizon, NFL to Make Super Bowl 50 “Green”

by American Forests
Chips Forest fire scar.

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern

American Forests is excited to announce a partnership with the National Football League (NFL), the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and Verizon to plant trees on behalf of Super Bowl 50. Our partnership goes beyond February 7th’s big game as we work in 2016 to plant 28,500 trees as part of our Chips Forest Restoration project in Lassen National Forest, where Verizon h... (Read More)

Restoring the Longleaf Pine on Tyndall Air Force Base

by American Forests
longleaf pine

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern

Now that the weather is getting colder and colder in so many parts of the country, many of us have fantasized of moving to Florida. Well, many tree and animal species are lucky enough to call the sunshine state home. And, thanks to American Forests’ partnership with the Longleaf Alliance in 2015 as part of our Global Releaf program, their home at the Tyndall Air Force Base in... (Read More)

GR25: Planting Our First Global ReLeaf Tree in 1990

by Megan Higgs
Kirtlands warbler

Welcome to the simultaneous finish line and starting line, Global ReLeaf enthusiasts! Indeed, this week’s journey — the final of a 25-year endeavor — takes us all the way back to our very first Global ReLeaf project. Before Global ReLeaf blossomed into the successful restoration effort it is today (50 million trees and counting!), our restoration work started with 23,000 tiny, humble trees to protect one small bird: the Kirtland’s ... (Read More)

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