Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report 2017

Planting trees is core to the Arbor Day Foundation mission. It’s what we’ve always done. We plant them with great purpose — because the beneficiaries of those trees and forests are people. Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.

The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs. Learn more about our programs and efforts and how we’re making the planet cleaner and greener.

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Green Infrastructure

Infographic: In Its 41st Year, the Tree City USA Program Is Still Going Strong
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

Green Infrastructure

Tree City USA Is Greening Communities Across the Country
With the support of our members and partners, the Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, more than 143 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Alliance for Community Tree Groups Are Dedicated to Improving the Livability of Towns and Cities Through Tree Planting
Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the 125 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. This is the work of the 125 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. for Community Trees program.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Community Tree Recovery: Restoring Neighborhoods, One Tree at a Time
Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees is much more than meets the eye. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need for trees in the wake of natural disasters.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

VIDEO: Explore Our National Treasures
Our forests are a treasured legacy threatened by insects, disease, and devastating wildfires. But Foundation members, corporate sponsors, and partners continue to respond to the need for replanting.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Replanting Our Nation's Forests
Thanks to generations past, our forests are our heritage. The conservation of these forests will be our legacy for the future.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

A Message From the Chair of the Board of Trustees
As I look back on this past year, I am struck by the energy and power generated by the concern for trees. Our members, corporate partners, and planting partners are joining together with the Arbor Day Foundation every day and making great positive changes through our stewardship programs. Our vision of being a worldwide leader in the recognition and use of trees as a solution to global issues is being realized through these united efforts.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Arbor Day Foundation Is Proud to Present Its 2017 Annual Report
Planting trees is core to the Arbor Day Foundation mission. It’s what we’ve always done. Because trees help to improve people’s lives. In fact, they provide the necessities of life itself: clean air, healthy water, a tolerable climate, people’s health and wellness.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

VIDEO: In the Wake of Natural Disasters, New Trees Bring Communities Hope and Healing
Trees play a vital role in our everyday lives. They improve the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink. They beautify our streets and shade our children. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees is much more than meets the eye.
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