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Every year forest fires claim hundreds of thousands of
acres of pristine forest, and every year reforestation
groups struggle to bring these areas back to life as
quickly as possible.  A healthy forest provides a stable
environment for creatures large and small, as well as
protecting against erosion and providing oxygen and
filtering pollutants out of the air.  We are currently
having trees planted in the following national forests:

Superior National Forest  (Minnesota)

Blackwater River State Forest  (Florida)
Superior National Forest

Superior National Forest is listed as one of the 50 greatest places to visit in a lifetime
(along with places such as Antarctica, Amazon, Grand Canyon, Great Wall of China, Taj
Mahal) by the National Geographic Society, and is the eighth most visited National
forest in the National Forest System.  It contains more than 2,000 lakes which total
440,000 lakes acres (20% of the NFS) and 3400 miles of streams and is the only
wilderness of substantial size east of the Rocky Mountains and north of the
Everglades.  Its abundant natural habitat is home to bald eagles, osprey and gray
wolf.  It is known for its miles and miles of canoe routes and remote hiking and
camping opportunities.  

The U.S. Forest Service is undertaking a restoration of woodlands burned in the Ham
Lake Fire of 2007, along with other seeding and conservation efforts throughout the
forest and will seed the affected areas mostly with red and white pine, Jack pine, white
and black spruce, paper and yellow birch, red oak and Northern white cedar. As they
grow, these trees will help restore the forest, stabilize soil against erosion, create new
habitats for forest creatures and preserve some of the finest wilderness areas within
the United States.  
Blackwater River State Forest

The Blackwater River State Forest is located in the panhandle of Northern Florida
northeast of Pensacola.  It comprises approximately 209,000 acres of wetlands,
swamps, and pine forests and is the largest state forest in Florida.   This forest is
known for its longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem, which, in combination with the
Conecuh National Forest to the north and Eglin Air Force Base to the south, is the
largest contiguous ecological community of this type in the world. This system once
covered over 60 million acres in the southeastern United States coastal plain area.
Less than 3 million of the original acreage now remains. Longleaf pine communities
are rich in plant and animal life, including many classified as endangered, threatened
or species of special concern.

In recent years, wildfires and droughts have claimed many, many acres of pristine
river habitat.  The forest is essential to safeguard this river ecosystem and during
2012 the Florida Forest Service wishes to replant 2000 acres, over 1.5 million trees.  
The Trees Remember hopes to play a part in generating interest in this reforestation
program, and having trees planted in response to this ambitious effort.  More
information about this forest can be found at the link below.
Supported forest programs may change without notice