Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Arbor Day Foundation
In an outstanding example of a public-private partnership, The Arbor Day Foundation will work with the U.S. Forest Service to plant these trees one million of them each year in National Forests located in the United States, Canada, and Europe to restore areas damaged by fires, storms, and disease, as well as to help expand and preserve habitats for endangered species.
The Enterprise gift to The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest in the charity's history. To put this gift into perspective, there are 25,000 trees in New York's Central Park. Planting 1 million trees a year is like planting a new Central Park every 10 days for the next 50 years.
The program kicked off in October 2006, with former First Lady Laura Bush joining the festivities. The first 1 million trees were planted in the following months. And by the end of 2012, 7 million trees will have been planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge.