has announced that, for the eleventh consecutive year, it logged a million tree plantings in 2016 as part of its .
Launched in 2006 in partnership with the , the program's stated goal is to log a million tree plantings a year through 2056. Thanks to the program, young trees have been planted and are growing in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Highlights of the program in 2016 included the planting of 250,000 trees in in Texas; 200,000 trees planted in both and state forests in Florida, and another 200,000 planted in in Michigan; 100,000 trees planted in in California and the in the United Kingdom; and 50,000 trees planted in Landes Forest in France.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Arbor Day Foundation on such a long-term initiative, which has already reached eleven million plantings," said president Jo Ann Taylor Kindle. "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."