Weyerhaeuser, American Forests partner to bring Tree Equity program to rural communities

Weyerhaeuser Company
December 6, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

SEATTLE — Weyerhaeuser Company and American Forests, the nation’s oldest national nonprofit conservation organization, announced a new partnership on an innovative initiative to expand American Forests’ Tree Equity program into smaller, more rural communities and provide environmental education focused on careers in urban and community forestry to hundreds of youth. The program aims to identify and tackle disparities in tree canopy cover in three communities where Weyerhaeuser employees live and work and provide replicable best practices for communities nationwide. Students in those communities will learn about environmental justice issues and design a green project that gives them a window into the field of forestry. …Weyerhaeuser’s partnership with American Forests is unique in that it brings the issue of Tree Equity beyond cities and into smaller communities… The project is built around American Forests’ Tree Equity Score, a tool that helps gauge which neighborhoods in a community need trees the most.

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