The Arbor Day Foundation works with our network of vetted planting partners all across the country, including the United States Forest Service. All plantings are completed by contracted professionals and are overseen and assessed by foresters on the grounds. Our planting partners select and plant trees native to the specific area. Tree species selected will differ from region to region throughout the country. The trees will be planted at the best suitable planting time for each forest. This is Typically during the spring or the fall.
Chippewa National Forest: Yes, you are more than welcome to visit the forest your trees are planted in. Foresters at the ranger district can guide you to accessible areas where plantings from our Trees in Memory and Trees in Celebration programs are located. You can reach out to our member services team to get a map of the area.
Bootleg Fire Recovery in Oregon: Unfortunately, visiting the replanting areas for the Bootleg Fire Recovery in Oregon is not possible because it is an unsafe fire recovery zone, and is on private land. We truly appreciate your donation to help support important reforestation efforts in this area, which is a hub for biodiversity and in great need of restoration.
Our "Forests of Great Need” are chosen with our on-the-ground partners, as they help us determine the forests in greatest need of replanting efforts. Once the estimated number of trees to be replanted in a chosen forest has been fulfilled, we, with the advice and help of our partners, then choose the next forest of greatest need. Donations made to a Forest of Great Need will plant trees in a variety of projects. For your convenience, we have listed some of the potential projects your donations my go to in the "Forests of Great Need" section below!
Recent years of wildfires, disease, and drought have destroyed millions of trees in forests around the country. These reforestation efforts will support areas desperately needing replanting and will encourage species diversification, restore habitat for wildlife, and facilitate the natural process of providing clean air and water.