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Arbor Day Foundation Aims to Plant 100 Million Trees

Dec. 10, 2019
Through donations on Giving Tuesday, the association moves closer to is goal of planting more trees.

The Arbor Day Foundation is aiming to plant 100 million trees by April of 2022 as part of its Time for Trees initiative.

On Giving Tuesday 2019, donors committed to matching $25,000 in donations. With 639 donors and more than $44,659 of donations, the Arbor Day Foundation not only met, but exceeded its goal. As a result, the Arbor Day Foundation will be able to plant 110,000 trees in forests in need of revitalization. 

Over their lifespan, 100 million trees have the ability to:

  • Absorb 8 million tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking 6.2 million cars off the road for one year.
  • Filter 15,850 tons of microscopic airborne particulate matter out of the air — that would fill nine Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  • Provide $32.9 billion in total environmental benefits, the equivalent of the operating budget for the entire city of Chicago for about 10 years.
  • Remove 578,000 tons of chemical air pollution from the atmosphere, enough gaseous pollution to fill 70,000 Goodyear blimps.
  • Intercept and filter 7.1 billion cubic meters of water runoff, enough water to fill the water bottle of every person on Earth every day for five years.

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