Advocacy

Since 1989, Trees Forever has been an advocate for trees and the natural environment, dedicated to helping individuals and communities improve and sustain the places where we live, work and play.

Trees Forever supports advocates for trees and forests at the local, state and federal levels. We engage civic leaders and elected officials in educational events, tree plantings and other activities, because we know a walk in the woods with one of our experts or actually helping to plant trees with young students is more meaningful to an elected official than “talking at” them.
 
We lead and participate in coalition days at state capitols and in Washington, D.C. Most recently Trees Forever has focused on help for forest landowners and communities to help with invasive pests and insects like the Emerald Ash Borer. The Iowa budget for Forest Health grew from zero five years ago to $500,000 for FY2015, due in large part to our Coalition work.
 
Trees Forever offers unique, personal programs and opportunities that empower passionate advocates for the environment; educate community and government leaders; collaborate to build partnerships and greater capacity in communities; and promote sound environmental stewardship and science. Trees Forever is committed to supporting individuals and any community that needs our help. Together, we are truly planting a better tomorrow.™


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