Planting trees for a cleaner world
In addition to our Book-for-Book Promise, Bushel & Peck Books is committed to planting a tree for every online order we receive.
How our giving works:
Every year, we total the number of online orders we received. Even if the order was only for one book, it counts!
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For every order we received, we donate one dollar to the National Forest Foundation. That dollar equals one native tree being planted in places that the National Forest Service identifies as most in need.
Grow the green!
Together, the National Forest Foundation and National Forest Service use our funds to help restore forests across America.
More information from the National Forest Foundation
Every year, more and more of our National Forests are affected by natural disturbances that cause deforestation. Wildfire, insects and disease - exacerbated by climate change - are jeopardizing the very things that make our forests special. Planting trees helps restore forest cover to these lands, ensuring that our forests can continue to provide wildlife habitat, supply water to millions of Americans, and help fight climate change.
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) works with the USDA Forest Service to select planting sites on our 193- million-acre National Forest System where the ecological need is greatest. Many of our plantings occur in the Western U.S. where wildfires are driving reforestation need, but we plant in all regions, responding to where trees are needed most.
The NFF is the only Congressionally-chartered organization solely focused on our National Forests. We don't duplicate the responsibilities of the Forest Service, but rather complement its work by supporting important initiatives like tree planting on our National Forests. For our tree planting campaign, the Forest Service identifies the areas of greatest reforestation need, sources the seedlings, grows the seedlings in a Forest Service nursery, contracts out the planting, and monitors seedling survival.
We plant trees in areas that have experienced a natural disturbance and only plant native and ecologically appropriate species picked by Forest Service professionals. Sometimes we plant only one species, sometimes multiple – every project is designed to improve ecological conditions for each specific forest.
The Forest Service operates six tree nurseries where it grows native tree seedlings for planting on National Forests. These trees are grown from locally sourced seeds, and the nurseries serve as research centers for the agency to develop disease-resistant strains of trees.
Before seedlings are ever planted, the Forest Service is careful to plant only when conditions are optimal, ensuring
the highest possible survival rate. The Forest Service monitors seedlings for several years after they are planted.
They use random sampling and, if needed, will carry out follow-up care or install browse protectors to further
boost seedling survival.
No. The NFF only supports tree planting projects to restore forest health following natural disturbances. In some cases, the Forest Service may employ limited forest management, but only to improve forest resiliency and reduce the risk of wildfire.
Climate change is creating new stressors for our forests by changing important environmental conditions like temperature and precipitation. The Forest Service actively considers climate change when selecting tree species and assessing site conditions. You can read more about the impacts of climate change and how foresters are responding on our website.
Forests in the U.S. offset between 10 to 20 percent of U.S. emissions each year. Reforestation helps sustain and
increase the carbon sequestration potential of our National Forests, mitigating the effects of global climate
Did you know?
At Bushel & Peck Books, we also print nearly all of our books on FSC-certified paper. It costs a tiny bit extra, but we believe it's the right thing to do. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FSC ▸