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American Forests and Alcoa Foundation: Year Four of a Globally-Driven Collaboration


by American Forests
The volunteers at the California State University planting.

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern

In The Partnership for Trees’ fourth year, American Forests and Alcoa Foundation teamed up to plant more than 220,000 trees and restore nearly 900 acres. Twenty-four projects across the world were financially secured and given a push towards achieving their goals. All the while, we drew ever nearer to the millionth tree planted since 2011. Of course, just as important as getting trees... (Read More)




Haiti Reborn: Restoring Natural Habitats in Gros-Morne, Artibonite, Haiti


by American Forests
Citron fruit

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern

Even before 2010, Haiti was considered a struggling country. The land was exploited for natural resources, farming took over and what little infrastructure there was had not been kept up to date. Then, the unimaginable happened in 2010; an earthquake struck on January 12th, killing anywhere from 100,000-200,000 people, damaging houses, buildings and the natural habitat.

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GR25: Planting for the Gopher Tortoise in 1994


by Megan Higgs
Gopher Tortoise

We’re nearing the finish line, Global ReLeaf enthusiasts! If there’s one story that conjures images of finish lines, it would be none other than the illustrious tale of the tortoise and the hare — a tale that reminds each of us of the virtues of patience. After all, slow and steady wins the race!

But, what about the race to save the tortoise itself?

American Forests has a longstanding history of protecting and restoring... (Read More)




American Forests and Alcoa Foundation: Year Three of a Globally-Driven Collaboration


by American Forests
Hannover/Hildesheim region, Germany.

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern

The Partnership for Trees’ torch was carried fervently into 2013, furthering a continual success characterized by community engagement and a thoughtful approach to outreach. With over 177,000 trees planted, 19 projects implemented and 1,200 acres of land restored, American Forests and Alcoa Foundation kept the foot on the gas in revitalizing the world’s green places. At the same tim... (Read More)




GR25: Getting Down and Dirty with Tree Planting in 1995


by Megan Higgs
Forested land in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

When one thinks of Oklahoma, one thinks of plains, great comfort food, and friendly down-to-earth residents. But, with vast expanses of grasslands, what does Oklahoma offer in terms of forests?

Oklahoma is actually considered a crossroads for a variety of forest types: western grassland meets eastern woodlands, while there are Ozark hardwoods, nearby Ponderosa pines from the Rockies and swampy cypresses near Louisiana all intermingl... (Read More)


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