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In September 2013, City of Bolder Parks and Recreation Department Forestry staff discovered an EAB infestation within the city. The estimated number of public, private, and naturalized ash in Boulder is over 70,000 trees. The Boulder Tree...Read More


Planting Trees at Home and Changing Lives Around the Globe: A Note from the Chief Executive

It’s autumn here in North America with plenty of signs that this is tree-planting season. Fall foliage is fresh on our minds. Cool crispness fills the air. Flocks are migrating. Furry wildlife anticipates hibernation. And it’s an ideal time to plant trees...Read More


Arbor Lodge: Witness to the Birth of Conservation

When President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to deliver a message to the people, he knew how to first get the attention of the press. So it was in April of 1907 that he chose to plant a tree and use Arbor Day as a rallying cry for forest conservation...Read More


Celebrating 50 Million Trees

For nearly a quarter of a century, members of the Arbor Day Foundation have contributed to the replanting of forests throughout our nation that have fallen victim to wildfires, insects, storms or disease epidemics. This year the 50 millionth tree will be planted in this ambitious restoration campaign...Read More


Have You Visited a National Forest Lately? White River National Park

Majesty. Wonder. The spirit of adventure. It’s all tucked amid the trees . . . waiting for you. Have you explored one of America’s national forests lately? Find out how you can help revitalize our nation’s forests...Read More


Restoring the Environment & Lifting Spirits Community Tree Recovery Volunteers

When storms or wildfires strike a community, the comfort of familiar surroundings is part of the toll wrought by the disaster. Once injuries and property damage are addressed, the slow recovery process begins and this is where Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program swings into action. ...Read More


Energy-Saving Trees Program Provides Hope for Pilger Pilger Volunteers

On June 16, 2014, twin EF4 tornadoes ripped through the small town of Pilger, NE. More than three-fourths of the town was destroyed, and two people lost their lives. Black Hills Energy, the energy provider for the community, was onsite shortly after the storm to provide emergency service. But these people were like family to the BHE employees, so the company wanted to do more to help support the future of the town. ...Read More


We Live in a Connected World: A Note from the Chief Executive Matt Harris

More than a century ago, noted conservation leader John Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to the rest of the universe.” We live in a connected world. Certainly today, with cell phones, the Internet and Facebook, you might say people are more connected with each other than ever. But as I recall that long-ago quote from John Muir, I think of examples of how people are connected to ...Read More


Member Donations Plant Trees at Pike National Forest

It took an act of courage for Theodore Roosevelt to set aside land from the public domain for what became our National Forests. He was opposed by powerful special-interest groups and vilified by western settlers. But thanks to Roosevelt’s vision—and the leadership of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the U.S. Forest Service—a legacy was created. Today, these public lands are treasures used for recreation, fish and wildlife ...Read More

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Arbor Day Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

The Arbor Day Foundation has announced finalists for its annual recognition program with the winners to be announced prior to National Arbor Day on April 27, 2018. ...Read More


Arbor Day Foundation and The Nebraska Environmental Trust Unveil Fuelwood Energy Plant Visitor Gallery at Lied Lodge and Conference Center

Nebraska City, Neb. (December 6, 2017) – The Arbor Day Foundation announced today the completion of educational exhibits located in the Visitor Gallery of the Fuelwood Energy Plant located on the grounds of Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm. ...Read More


The Arbor Day Foundation Launches National Campaign to Restore Forests and Communities Ravaged by Recent Hurricanes

The Arbor Day Foundation unveiled a brand-new hurricane tree recovery campaign today to get millions of trees back in the ground in the wake of hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initiative -- which will engage and mobilize public and private partners -- aims to plant and distribute 5 million trees over the next five years. The Arbor Day Foundation is already engaging with city and state leaders to ensure long-term recovery across the affected regions. ...Read More

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