American Forests: 3 Billion Trees by 2030

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

A few days ago I posted a rhyme about trees with a mention of an organization that is devoted to trees: American Forests. In their solicitation there was a US map of when the leaves change and also info about the organization’s work. Here is the map:

The colors in the lower left hand corner indicate the months of peak foliage or what we call in PA “flaming foliage”:

(My color chart does not have the exact colors of the map, so I picked the colors closest to it.)

Deep Red: September
Orange Red: Early October
Gold: Mid October
Light Yellow: Late October
Green: November
White” Little Change

Here are some of the facts and info from their mailing:

The goal of American Forests is to plant 3 billion trees by 2030.*

While forests are threatened by the effects of climate change, they are also our best climate change solution.

Creating Tree Equity is not only a good thing to do, but it’s also the right thing to do.

If you give, your gift will not only plant trees, but plant them in the right places, where they will have the greatest impact in both key rural and urban landscapes.

* To help American Forests reach their goal, feel free to investigate their website: www.americanforests.org or donate directly to:

American Forests
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 867
Lewiston, ME 04243-0867

P.S. Also you may want to check out the Arbor Day Foundation for their program.  Also, I usually don’t suggest sending money anywhere, but I love the fall and the colorful leaves, so I made an exception for this posting!

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