Arbor Day Foundation

In Context: Australia Fires and the Arbor Day Foundation Response


The Australia bushfires captured the attention of people around the globe. More than 24 million acres burned, thousands of homes were destroyed, the lives of 33 people were lost, as well as an estimated 1 billion animals.

The Time for Action Is Now, the Time for Trees Is Now

10 Takeaways for Facilitating Global Forest Restoration at-Scale

The Arbor Day Foundation hosted and participated in a large number of forestry events at the United Nations Climate Change Conference during the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. The Foundation’s featured event at COP25 was Forest Restoration: Climate Offense for Business.

Don't Underestimate the Ability of Trees to Combat the Climate Crisis

While carbon reduction in other realms is key, planting vast groves of trees is a crucial part of saving Earth

It's exciting to see trees upfront and center stage, but tree-planting initiatives have attracted some controversy. Many mass-planting initiatives drew inspiration from a Science paper published last year, which has since faced critique.

The Arbor Day Foundation Partners With Andriaki Shipping to Plant 60,000 Trees in Indonesia

Greece-based shipping company will support planting of 60,000 trees in the Coral Triangle
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., February 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Andriaki Shipping, a marine shipping company based in Greece, will partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 60,000 trees in West Papua, Indonesia. The reforestation effort will help to revitalize West Papua’s local economy and restore natural habitats for area wildlife.

“We are thankful for partners like Andriaki Shipping who are committed to making a positive difference for people, wildlife, and the natural environment by planting trees,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation.

Marriott International Guests Support the Planting of More Than 100,000 Trees


This is an excerpt from the January/February Arbor Day Foundation Newsletter. Sign up for the Arbor Day e-news to get the full edition right to your inbox.

Exelon Tree Planting Means Energy-Saving Shade, Happier Homeowners


Throughout most of the nation, Exelon’s family of companies represents every stage of the energy chain. In Illinois and the mid-Atlantic region, its six utilities deliver not only electricity and natural gas to some 10 million customers, they also provide free trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. The purpose of this program is to use trees to shade homes and reduce energy consumption. In pursuit of that goal, last spring, Exelon planted its 100,000th tree ― with a promise of many more to come.

Arbor Day Foundation Announces Initial Planting Locations for 20 Million #TeamTrees Trees

After YouTube’s largest-ever crowdfunding campaign raised $20 million in just 56 days, the Arbor Day Foundation is kicking off tree planting around the globe
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., January 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation is launching domestic and international planting projects to fulfill its commitment to plant more than 21.5 million trees funded by #TeamTrees, a viral crowdfunding campaign driven by YouTubers MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) and Mark Rober in late 2019. As early as January 2020, trees will be planted in high-need public and private forests recovering from fire, storms, deforestation, and other threats.

Arbor Day Foundation and YouTube Surpass Donation Goal to Plant 20 Million Trees Through Viral #TeamTrees Movement

Social Media Campaign Becomes the Largest Crowdfunding Effort in YouTube’s History
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., December 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that as of December 19 2019, at 3:28 p.m. CT,  #TeamTrees — a viral social media campaign driven by YouTube creators Jimmy Donaldson (aka MrBeast) and Mark Rober — reached its goal of raising $20 million to plant 20 million trees around the globe, beating the initial goal of January 1, 2020.

Alliance for Community Trees Groups are United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow

This Network of Local Nonprofit Tree Planting Organizations Nationwide Are United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow.

Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the more than 150 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grass-roots network united in their purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.

VIDEO: See What the Arbor Day Foundation Is Doing to Restore Forests

This year, the Foundation planted more than 12 million trees in forests through partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and international partners.
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This year, the Arbor Day Foundation supported reforestation work in 11 National Forests across the country, including Fremont-Winema National Forest. In 2012 the Barry Point Fire raged through this National Forest, burning nearly 93,000 acres, and three additional smaller wildfires broke out within the forest in 2017.

Thanks to support from members and partners, efforts are now underway to replant the area and ensure this National Forest continues to thrive.


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