Executive Message

2017: A Year of Growth

By Matt Harris | December 27, 2017

The days are short and the temperatures are cold this time of year. It’s a great time to reflect on all that we have accomplished.

As I think about the last year, Arbor Day Foundation members and partners have made the scale and positive impact of our work greater than ever. Here at home, you’ve made it possible to deliver thousands of trees to replace those lost to hurricanes and natural disasters, to help homeowners plant new energy-saving trees in their yards, to restore wildlife habitat and watersheds in forests devastated by fires and pestilence, and to help ensure that people are protected by abundant trees in the nearly 3,500 Tree City USA communities nationwide.

Internationally, large-scale meaningful conservation projects expanded to an incredible 27 countries this past year: replanting forests, saving threatened rain forests, and improving the livelihood of entire communities with education and life-changing economic stability through agroforestry and tree planting.

We value our relationships and know that our work isn’t possible without you. Thank you to all of our members, partners, and supporters for making 2017 another successful year of growth. Your continuous support is making a positive impact on people’s lives. We look forward to all that next year has to offer.

Thank you

Matt Harris

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