“The Arbor Day Foundation’s professional management helps ensure that our investment in global reforestation has the best success rate possible and leaves a lasting legacy for generations to come.”
Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, Chairperson – Enterprise Holdings Foundation, December 2016
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation is funding the planting of 50 million trees throughout the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the U.K. as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge.
Established in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary and to thank customers for their longtime support, the tree-planting program was made possible through a unique public-private partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
Each project is individually selected to prioritize immediate reforestation needs and to help restore ecosystems after wildfires or other natural disasters strike. The Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge will have planted 15 million trees by the end of 2020 – and 50 million trees by 2056.
In 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized Enterprise for its 50 Million Tree Pledge and named the company a 2019 Citizens Awards finalist in the category of Best Environmental Stewardship.
Other organizations assisting in the realization of this global corporate social responsibility initiative include:
- The U.S. Forest Service
- U.S. National Park Service
- National Association of State Foresters
- Tree Canada
- Trees Ontario
- UK’s Woodland Trust
- France’s Reforest’Action
- German Forest Protection Association (Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald)
What Can 50 Million Trees Do?
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, 50 million trees can absorb more than 50 million pounds of carbon, produce oxygen for up to 200 million people per day and lift as much as a billion gallons of water out of the ground and into the air.
Trees also intercept rain, slow runoff and filter out pollutants before they enter our streams, lakes and rivers. In fact, more than half of the U.S. population enjoys healthy drinking water thanks to forests.
As demand for clean water increases, so will the need for healthy forests around the world. To date, the trees planted have helped restore critical watersheds in California, Colorado, Florida, Canada, the U.K. and dozens of other forests around the globe. These trees will serve people, our environment and water resources for generations to come.
For a list of 2018 50 Million Tree Pledge planting projects, click here.
For a list of 2017 50 Million Tree Pledge planting projects, click here.
For a full list of 50 Million Tree Pledge planting projects, click here.
50 Million Tree Pledge Planting Projects of 2020
- 200,000 trees in the Econfina Creek Watershed Management Area, Florida
- 200,000 trees in Klamath National Forest, California
- 100,000 trees in the Michigan State Lands, Michigan
- 100,000 trees in Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas
- 100,000 trees in The Nature Conservancy Wildlife Management Areas, Georgia
- 50,000 trees in Oak River, Manitoba (Canada)
- 50,000 trees in Monongahela National Forest, West Virgina
- 50,000 trees in the U.K.
- 40,000 trees in Coconino National Forest, Arizona
- 40,000 trees in Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana
- 30,000 trees in France
- 20,000 trees in Germany
- 10,000 trees in Montana Palentina National Park, Spain
- 10,000 trees in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service/Arbor Day Foundation