Restoration Projects 2010
Devastation and Reforestation
A total of over 48 million acres – an area almost half the size of California and equivalent to nearly 37 million football fields – have burned in the past seven years. Many factors are adding fuel to these fires, including warmer than average temperatures, below average precipitation, persistent or worsening drought conditions, and insect damage to trees. Replanting efforts will help return native species to areas where they will not regenerate on their own.
Year five of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car 50 Million Tree Pledge will plant another 1 million trees, primarily in areas to address the need for post-fire reforestation and watershed protection. Projects include: