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Penny Pines

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Saving Forests $68 At A Time

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 Pines plantation as part of the costs of replanting replacement trees indigenous to a particular damaged area. Whether by fire or by other natural catastrophe, pine trees and other trees are replaced. 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.

States, 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.


 


How to Participate

 

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.

For each $68.00 contribution, you will receive a Penny Pines Certificate from National Garden Clubs, Inc. made "In Honor of: ____________" or "In Memory of: __________" a special someone who has made a difference in the world, just by being in it. (Certificates will be issued according to information listed on form see below on how to obtain form).

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.


Contributions may be made from year to year under the original agreement, but must be a minimum of $68.00 (or multiples of)- donations may be made online, or by check made payable to "NGC- Penny Pines" and mailed to:

National Garden Clubs, Inc.

National Headquarters

4401 Magnolia Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63110-3492

A completed donation form must be included with check contributions. 


Penny Pines Awards will be presented each year at the NGC Convention to States which have donated the greatest number of Plantations and whose clubs demonstrated the most ingenuity in promoting education in conservation by creating public awareness of the need to protect and manage our National Forest resources. Let's all publicize our objectives and establish even more Penny Pines Plantations for the reforestation of our National Forests!




Photographs by Victoria Bergesen