Within the past year, an estimated 1 million trees were destroyed in the U.S. due to natural disasters. The devastating number exemplifies the toll that changing climate conditions and circumstances have had on the natural environment—and on Earth’s tree population, in particular. To help address the impact of tree loss on communities across the country, State Farm and the Arbor Day Foundation have announced a new collaboration to not only replant trees, but to work to help build more resilience in areas that have either been affected or are prone to natural disasters.
Through this partnership, State Farm has committed $1 million to the Arbor Day Foundation in support of tree planting and reforestation projects throughout the remainder of 2021.
According to the announcement from State Farm, State Farm Vice President of Administrative Services Jenny Greminger said that: “Trees play a vital role in the stability of our communities and their resilience against disaster. Replanting in a strategic way will help impacted areas recover and potentially better withstand severe weather in the future.”
The collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation—which comes as people worldwide are celebrating Arbor Day 2021—will work to specifically support key areas that have been impacted by natural disasters.
These states have been identified in fifteen states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, and Utah, among others. These states and their corresponding areas which have been subject to devastating natural disasters, will play host to reforestation initiatives, tree planting events, and tree giveaway beginning this spring and running through the fall.
The partnership showcases just one of the many ways that State Farm is working to implement green campaigns and sustainability goals that will truly make a difference for the future. In fact, the company recently committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the end of 2030, as detailed within the release of the company’s first-ever Environmental, Social, and Governance report.
For more information and to support the Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.