This map indicates the National Forests where we are currently having trees planted in. The forests are
subject to change without notice, as reforestation programs may be opened or closed at any time.
** Forest selection for your gift will be made on the order form **
What are Tree Recovery Programs?
Tree Recovery Programs are replanting efforts which take place within communities and their surrounding regions hit hard by natural catastrophes, as opposed to within National Forests. Coordinated with state forest agencies, civic groups and individual citizens, tens of thousands of trees are being replaced in areas where massive fires or huge storms have wiped out forest coverage or urban tree canopies. Trees may be planted on private lands, as well as public, in an effort to replace the trees that existed before the devastation occurred.
NEW JERSEY – 2012 – Super Storm Sandy devastated the tree cover of New Jersey and neighboring states. The New Jersey tree Recovery Program is geared toward replacing the trees which were a part of people’s daily lives. Trees in highway medians, city parks, along sidewalks and even in residents’ front yards.
COLORADO – 2012 -Multiple fires burned across central and northern Colorado in the Fort Collins area. The largest of these fires was the High Park Fire, which eventually destroyed 250 homes, took one life and burned over 87,000 acres.
KENTUCKY – 2012 – 19 tornadoes ripped through numerous cities, towns and surrounding areas.
MISSISSIPPI – 2014 – On April 28, an EF4 wedge tornado struck Tupelo and Louisville, Mississippi. 10 people died in the city of Louisville and more than 80 people were injured. In Tupelo, approximately 2,000 residences and 100 commercial structures were damaged or destroyed, and more than 4,000 residents were left without power.
OKLAHOMA – 2013 – The 2013 Moore tornado was an EF5 tornadothat struck Moore, Oklahoma and adjacent areas on the afternoon of May 20, 2013; with peak winds estimated at 210 mph, killing over 20 people and injuring hundreds of other people. The tornado was part of a system that had produced several other tornadoes across the region and which also caused massive damage.
ARKANSAS – 2014 – On April 17, an EF4 tornado touched down in Arkansas, in and around Mayflower and Vilonia counties. The tornado remained on the ground for over an hour—reaching wind speeds of up to 190 mph—and took 16 lives. It is considered among the most deadly tornados to hit Arkansas since 1968.
WASHINGTON – 2014 – On July 17, lightning ignited numerous spots in Okanogan County, Washington. These lighting strikes produced four separate wildfires that came together and became known as the Carlton Complex Fire. This fire was the largest recorded fire in Washington’s history. The Carlton Complex Fire burned 256,108 acres and caused an estimated $98 million in damage. It destroyed over 300 homes and devastated the region’s natural habitat.
Previous Planting Locations
The Trees Remember has helped people plant over 85,000 trees in such locations as:
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Plumas National Forest
Gallatin National Forest
Superior National Forest
Blackwater River State Forest
Seminole National Forest