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50 Million Tree Pledge

Working with the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service, our Foundation is underwriting the planting of 50 million trees over 50 years in National Forests around the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Planting in new places

In 2013, we committed to plant 30,000 trees on more than 50 acres of the newly dedicated Flight 93 National Memorial. The 2,200 acre park in southwestern Pennsylvania will be a permanent tribute to the men and women who lost their lives to save many others on September 11, 2001. In addition, our partnership with Tree Canada added 35,000 trees within the municipality of Piney, Manitoba this year.

Improving the ecosystem

The plantings we support not only help with forest restoration, but also improve the health of watersheds, which are important to the drainage of rainfall into streams, ponds, rivers and lakes. Additionally the plantings help with fire rehabilitation, and the restoration of wildlife habitats.

THE 50 MILLION TREE PLEDGE PLANTING PROJECTS OF 2014

  • Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Colorado
  • Gallatin National Forest, Montana
  • Huron-Manistee National Forest, Michigan
  • Bastrop State Park, Texas
  • Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania
  • Essex County, Ausable Bayfield watershed, Upper Thames River Valley watershed, Ontario, Canada
  • British Columbia Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, British Columbia, Canada
  • Condor, Angus; Barry Buddon, Angus; Pentlands, Edinburgh & Lothians; Magilligan, Northern Ireland; Catterick, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • First Nation Land, Manitoba, Canada
  • Seminole State Forest, Florida
  • Modoc National Forest, California
  • Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald, Germany
Track our efforts to replenish earth's forests
As we reach the 9 million mark this year, we’re on our way to plant 50 million trees by 2056. In total, it is a gift of $50 million in today's dollars.

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