Penny Pines Program
NGC and the USDA Forest Service are proud to have formed a
partnership sustaining our national and urban forests through this
reforestation/forest education program.
Your Garden Club can participate in a meaningful and practical
conservation project by contributing $68.00 to a Penny Pine
plantation as part of the costs of replanting replacement and/or
trees indigenous (Not Just Pine Trees) to a
particular damaged area, whether by fire or by other natural
catastrophe. You may designate a specific State you wish to have
benefit from this contribution.
Under a Conservation agreement, the Forest Service will do the
planting, using your donation together with Federal funds, and will
provide to the plantation the same protection from fires, insects,
and disease given other forested areas. The plantations are a part
of the regular National Forest reforestation program planted on
burned-over and brush-covered areas which are potentially
productive timberlands. Planting sites are selected by the
Supervisor of each National Forest. These plantations provide soil
protection, watershed protection, soil stabilization, future
harvestable timber, as well as beauty and shade for recreation.
State regions, districts, clubs and/or individuals may
participate in this program by donating in multiples of $68. A $68
donation may be made in honor or in memory of ONE individual,
organization or theme.
For more information, contact Art
Loesch, NGC Penny Pines Chairman or click below to download
Penny Pines Donation Form - WORD or PDF
Penny Pines Fact
PENNY PINES PRESS RELEASE
Penny Pines Rejuvenates Forests Across The
More Than 80 National Forests Benefit As National Garden Clubs
and U.S. Forest Service Team Up For The Environment
here to download the complete press release.