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Join the Arbor Day Foundation in January and Help Replant America’s National Forests

date 01/17/08

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Jeff Salem, Director of Communications & Public Relations,   email

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in January will play a role in preserving America’s majestic National Forests for future generations to enjoy.

The Arbor Day Foundation will honor each member who joins the Foundation during the month by planting 10 trees in our national forests that have been damaged by wildfire, insects or disease.

The need to replant our National Forests is greater than ever. The past three years have brought unprecedented wildfires throughout the country. In that span, wildfires burned more than 27 million acres of land in the United States.

The Arbor Day Foundation will work with the U.S. Forest Service to determine which forests will receive the trees based on the greatest need. The U.S. Forest Service has identified a 1-million acre backlog that needs replanting mainly due to record wildfires in recent years.

“With the help of future members, we can add much-needed trees to our National Forests throughout the United States so people can enjoy these wonderful treasures long into the future,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Planting new trees will help restore our National Forests for the benefit of generations to come.”

To join the Arbor Day Foundation and help plant trees in our National Forests, send a $10 membership contribution to Replanting Our National Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or go to

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