Wells Fargo & the Arbor Day Foundation
In 2010, Wells Fargo worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to support the planting of 73,575 trees.
2010—Little River State Forest
In 2010, the Alabama Forestry Commission, with help from Arbor Day Foundation and Warranty Solutions, restored 25,225 longleaf pine to an area that was in desperate need of replanting. The project took place in two major areas of the forest and was completed in early spring, 2010. More than sixty acres of land have been restored and the natural beauty of Little River State Forest is now on the path to full recovery.
Tucked away between Monroe and Escambia County in south Alabama is a little-known gem, Little River State Forest. Consisting of approximately 2,100 acres of longleaf pine forest, this area provides a unique setting for many outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.
The forest suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Portions of the area were salvaged but many areas still needed to be reestablished to native longleaf pine. The surrounding forest and lake are major attractions to tourists and would be significantly improved by a renewed stand of trees.
2010—Pike National Forest
In 2010, the U.S. Forest Service, with the help of Arbor Day Foundation and Warranty Solutions, planted over 11,600 trees in Pike National Forest.
Resting on three million acres in central and southeast Colorado, the Pike & San Isabel National Forests offer visitors a diverse landscape, from the short grass prairies to the alpine tundra. The Windy-Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area – a unique grove of beautiful and ancient bristlecone pine trees – is located in the Pike National Forest. More than 60 percent of the water used by Denver residents originates in the forest as rain or snowmelt.
The Hayman Fire began June 8, 2002, and burned approximately 137,000 acres — the largest fire in Colorado’s history. The fire burned within the upper South Platte watershed, the primary water source for the city of Denver. In moderate and high intensity burn areas, 100% of the trees were lost – and, along with them, future seed sources for natural regeneration. The ten year goal for Pike National Forest is to replant 10,000 acres with more than one million trees.
2010—Modoc National Forest
In 2010, the U.S. Forest Service, with the help of Arbor Day Foundation and Warranty Solutions, planted over 36,750 trees in Modoc National Forest.
The Modoc National Forest consists of 1,979,407 acres and includes elevation changes from 4,300 feet to 9,934 feet above sea level. The forest is named for the county in which the greater part of the forest is situated. The county, in turn, is named after the native American Modoc tribe, the Modocs, who fought at the lava beds from 1872-1873. The lava beds are a national monument located within the boundaries of the forest.
Ponderosa pine trees are being planted to restore areas burned by the 2001 Modoc Complex Fire, 2003 Timber Fire, and 2007 Fletcher Fire. New trees are being planted to help the recovery of these scorched areas where natural regeneration is not taking place. The direct and immediate benefits of this project are improved water quality and restored wildlife habitat.