We dubbed 2020 (in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day), The Year of the Trees. But the need for trees doesn’t end and neither will your opportunity to make a difference.
With your help, our beautiful state CAN restore its magnificent trees.
Pennsylvania is the only state named for trees: Penn’s Woods … Penn’s Sylvania
Penn’s Woods have had a history of destruction and recovery—from the timbering in the late 1800s to tree plantings through the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps to the slow rebirth of our tree canopy. Yet forces are again working against our trees.
Invasive insects—such as the hemlock woolly adelgid and the emerald ash borer—are changing the tree canopy, and thereby altering food chains, increasing water temperatures due to loss of shade, and reshaping the natural and built landscape. Add to this storm damage and drought resulting from climate change and soil compression from human and vehicular traffic, and we are left with a growing need for action—to replant trees in our parks and forests.
How large is the need? Pennsylvania has a $600,000 need for new trees – and a new Tree Army to help plant them.
Neither the amount nor the effort is out of reach with your help!
As the old saying goes: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now!