VIDEO: Explore Our National Treasures
Majesty. Wonder. The spirit of adventure. It’s all tucked amid the trees . . . waiting for you.
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.
Many of our replanting projects focus on the restoration of National Forests — our greatest national treasures. This year, one of those projects was the Daniel Boone National Forest restoration in Kentucky. The forest encompasses some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains, and visitors enjoy plenty of recreation and adventure amid the more than 700,000 acres of outdoor splendor. One area has a long history of coal mining, and the land was heavily compacted, preventing natural regeneration. The Arbor Day Foundation supported tree planting efforts to return these reclaimed mine lands to thriving forest stands.