Plant Trees for Forest Fire Recovery!

Forest Fire Fund

The Forest Fire Fund was established to support projects that expedite wildfire restoration in areas that have experienced severe fires. By assisting in the natural regeneration process, we help ensure the return of healthy, resilient, and biodiverse forests.

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Trees Help Prevent Flooding Trees Reduce Global Temperatures Trees Improve Air Quality Trees Provide Habitat for Biodiversity Trees Grow Nutritious Food Trees Improve our Health Trees Clean the Planet

Forest Fire Facts

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Hectares

Global fire activity burns around 400 million hectares of land every year.

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Increase

Wildfires in old-growth Amazon forests rose 152% last year compared with 2022.

 

Acres

Wildland fires burned roughly 325,000 acres and damaged 70 buildings across the state last year.

Why support the Forest fire Fund?

Healthy Ecosystems

Preserve Healthy Ecosystems

Trees provide food, shade, and shelter for 1/2 of the world’s terrestrial flora, and fauna, and 3/4 of all birds. When natural disasters like forest fires destroy forests, ecosystems are left disrupted. Planting trees can help preserve healthy ecosystems.

Erosion Control

Improve Soil Erosion

Planting trees helps improve soil health by preventing soil erosion. Their leaf canopies are great at reducing erosion caused by failing rain, and their roots hold the soil in place, making it harder to be washed or blown away.

Combat Climate Change

Combat Climate Change

Trees help to stabilize our climate by absorbing and sequestering carbon via photosynthesis. One mature tree can sequester up to 22 lbs of carbon per year making reforestation a great way to combat climate change.

Post-Fire Planting Process

After a fire, the main objective in reforesting the area is to help increase restoration efforts. Removing extra debris like dead trees and brush so they can't provide fuel for future fires is important, leaving some behind to provide wind protection and improve water retention for newly planted trees.

Once the land has been cleared, the soil health and stability must be assessed. Fires can improve the nutrient profile of the soil by breaking organic matter down into a usable form. But they also remove the most effective anchor — trees — holding everything together, increasing the risk of erosion and soil loss. From there, determining the most beneficial tree species is crucial. Post-fire planting seeks to restore the land in the healthiest way possible.

To do that, native tree species must be planted to help restore fire-affected ecosystems like those shown on the map.

Forest Fire Fund project video