Deforestation isn't just happening in well-known global hotspots like Indonesia and Brazil's rainforest. A new analysis says forests are also shrinking on state and private land in Oregon, where an estimated 522,000 acres of forest cover have disappeared since 2000. That's an area six times larger than the city of Portland, equal to more than half of Oregon's designated state forests.
Oregon is home to iconic trees like Douglas fir, Oregon white oak, Ponderosa pine, Western red cedar, Pacific willow, Oregon ash, Western hemlock, black cottonwood, and big leaf maple. We plant over 35 native species so that the full ecosystem is supported and degraded forests can be restored. That includes soil, waterways, insects, birds, mammals, and people. Healthy forests = clean water and salmon. If you already love Oregon or hope to visit someday, please help us keep Oregon green. We need to protect this special place for future generations of farmers, foresters, hikers and visitors.
A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Oregon projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
- To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year.