Cabinets.com supports the planting of trees with the
Cabinets.com is committed to providing the highest quality all-wood kitchen cabinets. This, in addition to the fact that one of our company’s core values is to preserve our community and environment, allows us to take an active role in conserving and growing our natural resources. Therefore, Cabinets.com works with Arbor Day Foundation to plant 15,000 trees each year in our nation's forests.
Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. One of the main initiatives of this foundation is reforestation. There are several ways forests can be devastated including fires, insect infestations, disease, and weather. Forest restoration rebuilds and protects critical watersheds, habitats for wildlife, and even venues for recreation.
This year, Cabinets.com partners with Arbor Day Foundation to replant the 15,000 trees specifically in Choccolocco State Forest, located in Calhoun County, NE Alabama. Visitors of Choccolocco State Forest can enjoy numerous recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, camping, hunting, and more. However, the forest’s past has not been as smooth as it may appear. In 1993, a severe snowstorm damaged 118 acres of vegetation. Today, Choccolocco State Forest is considered to be one in greatest need of reforestation.
Forest Profile for Choccolocco State Forest
Thanks to generations past, the majesty of our national forests is our inheritance. Their conservation will be our legacy. To donate directly to the Arbor Day Foundation or to learn more about involvement, visit their website ArborDay.org.
Why are trees so important to our ecosystem?
- Trees help our soil remain healthy by reducing soil erosion and by creating a soil climate suitable for microorganism to grow.
- A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old.
- Hundreds of food products (fruit, coffee, nuts, etc.) and food additives (for ice cream, chewing gum, etc.) come from trees.
- One large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air in a day.
- One large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four people.
From the North Carolina State University Trees of Strength Project, 2001