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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)

25 years of Global ReLeaf

by Jami Westerhold
In 2009, Global ReLeaf was in Mississippi as part of the plan to restore canopy lost during Hurricane Katrina.

While the world watched the space shuttle Discovery place the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit 25 years ago, American Forests was also launching a stellar program: Global ReLeaf.

Though we had dipped our toe in the water of forest reforestation before 1990, this was the first year we committed to supporting multiple large-scale, on-the-ground projects. Since its inaugural year, American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program has blossomed into... (Read More)

Global ReLeaf Goes Swimmingly in Vermont

by American Forests
American Forests is helping restore damages to the White River through reforestation.  Photo: Selbe & Lily/Flickr

By Caroline Brooks, Communications Intern

Throughout National Rivers Month, we have taken a look at American Forests’ efforts to preserve rivers across the country.

The Washington and New Mexico Global ReLeaf projects we discussed demonstrate the importance of trees to the rivers and, in turn, to the animals that rely on those rivers for survival.

Another Global ReLeaf project that illustrates this r... (Read More)

Dive in to National Rivers Month

by American Forests
Riparian forests help improve water quality, mitigate erosion and provide wildlife habitat.

By Caroline Brooks, Communications Intern

June offers us many occasions to celebrate: the end of school, the beginning of summer and, among all the season’s celebrations, National Rivers Month! All of these events encourage us to get outside and take advantage of this gift that Mother Nature has granted us.

Across the country, rivers serve people, animals and plants in a variety of ways. Humans rely on rive... (Read More)

A Rainbow of Global ReLeaf Projects for 2014

by Susan Laszewski
Golden lion tamarins.

In its 24th year, American Forests Global ReLeaf is adding 33 new and continuing projects to the list of ways we’re helping forests around the world. And let me tell you, these projects are as diverse as the rainbow!

Whether you call them red, orange or yellow, golden lion tamarins are facing a plight that has American Forests Global ReLeaf heading back to Brazil for the first time in 11 years. Brazil’s Atlantic forest is the on... (Read More)

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