Honor your friends and loved ones with the gift of trees to one of our nation’s forests. Planting trees in a forest of need will help heal and protect the land. You can help restore the forest to a beautiful, healthy place for animals and people to enjoy.
Superior National Forest encompasses a diverse ecosystem that is home to a variety of wildlife including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species. Restoration efforts are needed to help create a diverse mix of tree species and stand structures to provide valuable habitat, improved watershed functionality, and overall forest health.Learn More
Known for its diverse forest ecosystem, Superior National Forest is abundant in recreational opportunities, clean lakes and streams, and bountiful wildlife. Superior ranks as one of the more popular National Forests because of the limitless outdoor activities and beautiful scenic landscapes in northeastern Minnesota.
This National Forest is facing real challenges due to a decline in conifer and birch trees. This loss degrades forest health, wildlife habitat potential, and water quality as well as the economic and ecological benefits the forest provides. The goal is to create a diverse forest environment that is more representative of its natural range.
Your generous support can make a real impact on Superior National Forest through tree planting. Reforestation efforts improve tree species diversity and overall forest health, improve area watersheds, and provide critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.
Spanning 2.3 million acres, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is home to a wide range of landscapes. In the wake of a devastating 2016 wildfire, the forest is not naturally regenerating in all areas. Reforestation efforts are critical to ensure forest health, clean waterways, and critical habitat for area wildlife.Learn More
Spanning 2.3 million acres in northeast Oregon and western Idaho, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is home to a variety of landscapes from rugged mountain ranges to spectacular canyon country. A variety of year-round recreation opportunities are available for visitors, including hiking, biking, boating, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, and snow skiing.
In 2016, the Rail Fire raged through 43,000 acres of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, further destroying tree cover already suffering from an ongoing mountain pine beetle epidemic. While some areas are regenerating naturally with lodgepole pines, other areas are in desperate need of reforestation.
Through the generous support of our members and advocates, 472,700 ponderosa pines, western larches, and western white pines will be planted throughout the barren stretches of the burn scar. These newly planted trees will restore area forest cover, prevent damaging mudslides, protect water resources, and provide important wildlife habitat.
Not all fires in the forest are bad. Light, periodic burning clears out buildups of downed trees and other “fuels,” creating browse for elk and deer, thinning out undesirable competition so that older, more fire-resistant species can thrive, and providing other services in a healthy ecosystem.
But often fuels have built up over too many decades. When a large wildfire rages through a forest, it can generate temperatures in excess of 2,000 degrees, the per acre equivalent to an atomic explosion. In the wake of a fire like this, only blackened skeletons of trees remain. Trees both large and small are gone, nutrients stored in leaves and branches are volatilized, seed sources are burned up, soil binding roots deteriorate, and even soil organisms are destroyed. The land is left virtually lifeless.
The challenge of managing wildland fire in the United States has dramatically increased in recent years. Large wildfires now threaten millions of acres of public and private land, particularly in areas where vegetation patterns have been altered by development, land-use practices, and aggressive fire suppression.