How The Planting Process Works
Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, our National Forests host 170 million visits every year. Visitor spending adds $13.5 billion into our economy annually, sustaining nearly 223,000 jobs in gateway communities.
These lands are the foundation of America’s outdoor recreation heritage and sustain our way of life. They provide water to millions Americans in thousands of communities, clean our air, store carbon, and provide timber, minerals, oil and gas and other resources for industry and communities.
As we, as well as our patrons, are committed to the ‘overall good’ your Memorial Tree(s) are planted in the United States National Forests via programs established and under the auspices and supervision of the U.S. Forest Service.
We support projects where the greatest reforestation need exist. We cannot predict where these areas will be from one year to the next. These are usually areas where fires or other natural disturbance events have resulted in the need to plant trees. Funds will be used to plant trees on National Forests throughout the United States. Trees will be of a size and species suitable to the location. The number of trees planted with a given forest will vary because of varying costs at different locations. Trees will not be individually identified on the ground, but will be part
of a plantation planted for reforestation purposes. Such plantations will be managed for multiple uses, the same as other National Forest lands.