Florida is home to 37 state forests, covering over 1,070,000 acres. Healthy forests provide citizens with sustainable wood production, fresh air, wildlife habitat, clean water, enjoyable outdoor recreation and quality of life. Yet in recent years, unhealthy forests have been major contributors to Florida's disastrous wildfires and unprecedented outbreaks of southern pine beetles. The region is frequently hit by strong storms and hurricanes, contributing severe, long-term damage to forest resources.
For this reforestation project, we plant a mix of species to benefit Florida's rich diversity of pine forests, wetlands and incredible ecosystems. Through careful environmental stewardship, these protected forests will continue to grow and be preserved for future generations. Your support will help Florida’s natural environment recover from hurricane damage, flooding and wildfires.
A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Florida 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. Popular species include cypress and longleaf pines, Carolina silverbell, chestnut and palm.
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Florida state forests provide habitat to a wide variety of wildlife. Endangered species that inhabit Florida's forests and wetlands include the Florida panther, the American alligator and American crocodile, sea turtles and manatees. Habitat loss and degradation is a major threat to the survival of these species.
The majority of Florida's endangered species live in wetlands, which play a key role in the health of our environment. Many of Florida’s wetlands have been altered by human activities, changing their hydrological function and threatening the natural communities that rely on them.
Longleaf pine ecosystems are another vital part of Florida's natural environment, supporting rare animal species like red-cockaded woodpeckers and gopher tortoises. Longleaf pine forests and savannas have been drastically reduced from an estimated 90 million acres to less than 3 million acres, largely due to urbanization and over-utilization. Your support will help our amazing reforestation partners to replant and restore these important ecological areas.
WHY PLANT TREES?
Restore natural ecosystems
Healthy trees make for healthy ecosystems. They filter out excess nutrients and pollutants from wetlands and provide food, shade and shelter for an abundance of living creatures.
Recover after natural disasters
Planting trees and creating healthy forests will help Florida's natural landscape become more resilient. Help lessen the impact of tropical storms, wildfires and flooding, and speed up the recovery process.
Protect wildlife habitat
Florida's forests and wetlands contain many unique endangered species of birds, reptiles, mammals and plants. Restoring balance to their natural habitat will help ensure their survival.