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For the 11th straight year, the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge has logged another million tree plantings, a result of the Arbor Day Foundation’s partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Arbor Day Foundation on such a long-term initiative, which has already reached 11 million plantings,” said Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, president of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. “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.”
Established in 2006 in honor of Enterprise's 50th anniversary and to thank Enterprise customers for their support, the 50 Million Tree Pledge is planting one million trees per year through 2056. Today, millions of young trees are growing in diverse U.S. forests throughout 16 states – Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming — plus in Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the U.K.
In total, there have been more than 90 planting projects since 2006.
“Millions of acres of the world’s forests are impacted by wildfires and natural disasters every year," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Enterprise Holdings Foundation financial support plays a crucial role in protecting vital water resources, restoring habitats for endangered wildlife, and improving air quality in communities around the world.”
This year, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation supported its first reforestation project in the state of New Mexico, planting 20,000 ponderosa pine seedlings on 100 acres of Santa Fe National Forest.
The program also included plantings in France and Spain for the first time. In France, Enterprise helped plant 50,000 trees in Landes Forest as part of a new partnership with Reforest’Action. In Spain, Enterprise partnered with Bosques Sostenibles to plant 10,000 trees in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range.