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GR25: A “Wild” Anniversary


by connie

Though Global ReLeaf is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, there is another milestone that is certainly worth acknowledging — and it is assuredly a “wild” one! In 2015, American Forests is celebrating its fifth year of partnership with WildEarth Guardians in the “Land of Enchantment” (formally known as New Mexico). Where have we gone in five years, you ask?

Our partnership first began in 2010 — as you ma... (Read More)




GR 25: Fishlake National Forest, Utah, in 2011


by connie
Pando aspen grove at Fishlake National Forest

As we journey further back in time through our Global ReLeaf history, our stop in 2011 involves a location that certainly has made a name for itself regarding longevity. In fact, it’s an area that contains arguably one of the oldest, largest single organisms on Earth and one of only 40 prestigious “Wonders of America” according to the U.S. Postal Service. If a hint is in order, this natural marvel was also honored with a commemorativ... (Read More)




GR25: Forests for Fifty in 2012


by connie

As American Forests celebrates being 140 years young this year — don’t we look great for our age? — we continue onto the next leg of our Global ReLeaf journey. And in terms of American Forests’ history, it was certainly a doozy!

In partnership with Subaru’s Share the Love event, American Forests undertook a monumental task in 2012 that had been unprecedented in our entire history — planting in all 50 states in just one year!... (Read More)




GR25: Longleaf pine in 2014


by connie
Longleaf pine forests now span only three percent of their historic range, which extended from eastern Texas to southern Virginia.

Happy New Year! In 2014, amidst numerous despondent stories of Ebola, MH370 and more, American Forests worked to instill resiliency for a species that has long undergone devastation of its own: the longleaf pine.

If you live in the southern U.S. or follow American Forests, you know the story all too well. The longleaf pine, once covering an expansive 90 million acres, currently covers less than three percent of its historic range. A... (Read More)




On our way to 50 million trees!


by Christopher Horn
Greenbrier River in West Virginia. Photo Credit: Phil Virgo

This year, we will partner with local organizations to plant more than 1.7 million trees in 35 projects in 19 U.S. states and seven countries around the world.

Since its inception 25 years ago, American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program has completed more than 1,000 projects, planting nearly 50 million trees in all 50 U.S. states and 45 countries around the world. These projects are completed in cooperation with local nonprofits, bus... (Read More)


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