by: Jane Doe
Subheadline: American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, advocates for the protection and expansion of America’s forests. Since 1990, we have planted more than 45 million trees. We restore watersheds to help provide clean drinking water. We replant forests destroyed by human action and by natural disasters.
Our work is guided by science: choosing the right mix of trees for particular locations, the best trees to act as windbreaks or to filter water, the trees that will provide wildlife habitat, or are most suitable for city streets and parks.
The students are positive and happy to help us. And, there is always the kid who wants to dig every hole! I love that they show a real sense of ownership — this is the tree I planted.— Robert Zahn, Arborist, Oakland Tree Services Division