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Arbor Day Foundation Fast Facts

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, celebrate and nurture trees.

The Arbor Day Foundation:

  • Began in 1972 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Arbor Day.
  • Is one of the world’s largest nonprofit conservation organizations dedicated to planting trees. The Foundation plants and distributes more than 10 million trees each year.
  • Works with the U.S. Forest Service to plant trees in America’s national forests and the National Association of State Foresters to plant trees in state forests.
  • Recognizes more than 3,400 communities through the Tree City USA program, which honors cities and towns that are committed to planting and nurturing trees.
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Vintage tree planters

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Boston, MA — A Tree City USA Community

Media Contact

To arrange an interview, or to find out more about the Arbor Day Foundation, members of the media should contact:

Jeff Salem, Sr. Public Relations & Media Manager   call 402-473-2024  |  email