Helping Deforestation in America

Plant a TreeWhen you live in a highly populated, urban area like Leesburg it often feels like there’s nothing you can do to help with deforestation problems in America. You can't plant a tree in any of the public areas. If you've got a small yard with a tree or two you can talk to a Leesburg tree service about appropriate tree care techniques, but there’s not really much else for you to do, is there? Think again.

Have you heard of the Plant a Billion Trees campaign? It started in 2008 to help restore the rapidly diminishing forests in Brazil:

Just a few days ago, on April 25th, an expansion program was launched, building on the success in Brazil. This expansion addresses the growingly deforestation problems in America and China. Here are the details:

One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

One billion trees. Even for someone who, everyday, deals with the science and mathematics around the question of how many trees can we plant to help save the planet, one billion is a hard number to comprehend. …

Now you can help the well-being of your country from the comfort of your Leesburg living room. Donating only a single dollar plants a tree.

United States: We cannot allow America's forests to decline.

America’s forests are facing a perfect storm of threats. Infestations of diseases and invasive pests like the Emerald Ash Borer are killing tens of thousands of acres of trees nationally. …

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