Celebrate the Importance of Forests and Trees on the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day

 

Forestry education sites and tree planting programs provide opportunities to learn and participate

 

(Minneapolis, MN) - April 22nd, 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think tank, invites everyone to celebrate the importance of forests and trees. Two map-based resources produced by Dovetail can aid in the celebration by providing opportunities to visit forestry education sites and connect with tree planting programs across the United States.

 

 

The Dovetail Forestry Education Sites Map lists museums, arboretums, demonstration sites, research forests, forest history centers and environmental learning centers throughout the country. These sites, geared towards students, educators and the general public, provide people with first-hand access to forestry education through tours, trails, and interactive exhibits within forestlands.

 

Our Tree Planting Program Map lists programs and efforts dedicated to planting trees throughout the country. This map includes organizations that provide resources, information, and assistance for people interested in planting trees. Each organization offers opportunities to get involved, whether it's planting trees or making donations for trees and seeds. Planting trees is one of the best actions you can take to help improve and protect the environment.

 

"Forests and trees provide a wide variety of environmental, social and economic benefits including improved air quality, carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat, an array of renewable wood and non-wood products, and enrichment of our cities and towns," states Kathryn Fernholz, Dovetail's Executive Director. "Celebrate Earth Day this year by learning more about forests and supporting the protection of our environment through tree planting."