Planting Trees in Montana

lake scene in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Wyoming

Flathead National Forest


Flathead National Forest in the western part of Montana is home to millions of acres of natural beauty and wilderness. In the Swan Valley, much of the landscape is dominated by Douglas fir. In this area, this species is very susceptible to the dual threat of root rot and Douglas fir beetle.

To give the resilience of this area a boost, this project will focus on planting a mix of species resistant to root disease. This includes ponderosa pine, western larch, and western white pine. Not only will this array of trees help protect the area from an outsized impact of disease that commonly affects Douglas fir, it will help increase the land’s resilience against wildfire for generations to come.


P.O. Box 1548
Pittsboro, NC 27312