About the Tree Planting Process

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The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands. The Forest Service manages 193 million acres of land. Major divisions of the agency include the National Forest System, State and Private Forestry and Research and Development. The agency manages about 25% of federal lands.

The tree plantings we support are put toward selected projects. We fund projects where the greatest reforestation need exist. We cannot predict where these areas will be. These are usually areas where fires or other natural disturbance events have resulted in the need to plant trees. The tree planting will be on National Forests throughout the United States. Trees will be of a size and species suitable to the location. The number of trees planted in a specific forest land 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 by the U.S. Forest Service for multiple uses, the same as other National Forest lands.

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