The trees we plant in our nation’s forests are needed to bring life back to areas destroyed by insects, disease, and unprecedented wildfires.
The U.S. Forest Service has identified a backlog of more than a million acres of devastated forests in need of replanting. Replanting our natural areas is critical for bringing life back for this generation and for generations to come.
One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.
In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8,700 miles.
Forests in the United States provide drinking water to more than 180 million people.