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Trees

From Seed to Tree: How We Restore Forests

The National Forest Foundation receives generous donations from individuals, small businesses and corporations to support tree planting on our National Forests. We work closely with the U.S. Forest Service to complete these important projects. So what happens when a partner like Boxed Water gives us a call and says they’d like to support tree planting?

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Tree Planting: Partnering for Good

Consumers are increasingly interested in supporting businesses that have a strong commitment to environmental sustainability. Creating meaningful sustainability initiatives that strike a balance between your business and the environment can be challenging. The NFF’s Trees for US program offers a proven solution: strategic reforestation partnerships designed to benefit your business AND restore America’s forests.

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Five NFF Reforestation Projects of 2015

2015 was a big year for the NFF’s Trees for US program. With the help of our corporate partners, small business partners and generous individuals that contributed to our program, we planted an incredible 1.5 million trees across our National Forests. The following list is just a small sample of projects the NFF supported in 2015.

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The Firs: the Best Christmas Trees

Ninety percent of American families pull out their wallets and buy their Christmas tree from a lot or a “cut your own” Christmas tree farm. But if you are craving a woodsier Christmas tradition, consider channeling your inner Paul Bunyan and pull out your saw instead. Getting your tree from a National Forest can be a fulfilling and adventurous family outing, but it does require a few extra considerations.

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Sentinels of the Swamp: Cypress and Tupelo Trees

Rising tall from dark, murky waters, the bald cypress tree is a stately symbol of the swamp. Associated with the bayou, Spanish moss, pelicans, egrets and alligators, the bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is the state tree of Louisiana. Its feathery foliage, wide and buttressed base and irregular crown dominate many southeastern wetlands, and its range extends throughout the southeastern U.S. from southern Delaware to eastern Texas.

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Tree Profile: Whitebark Pine

It’s easy to forget just how much everything in nature is connected. We may joke about the “circle of life” and the “food chain,” but these simple concepts couldn’t be more applicable to the Whitebark Pine, Pinus albicaulis.

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