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American Forests

American Forests is the first national nonprofit conservation organization created in the U.S. Since its founding in 1875, the organization has been the pathfinders for the forest conservation movement. Its mission is to create healthy and resilient forests, from cities to large natural landscapes, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. The organization advances its mission through forestry, innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.


Our approach starts with innovation and science and
ends with movement building.

“Detroit is at the forefront of a national movement to ensure there are trees in every part of every city, serving those who need them most,” said Daley. “With extreme heat and flooding gripping our cities, trees are a cornerstone of improving the health, wellbeing and sustainability of communities. This effort wouldn’t be possible without the long-term investment by key public and private partners and the City of Detroit’s deep commitment to Tree Equity.”

Man packing dirt around tree