Happy Arbor Week! Replanting Our National Forests

Baby SeedlingDid you know that the Forest Service planted more than 700,000 native tree seedlings throughout Alabama’s National Forests?

Forest Service employees are working together to manage the natural resources of the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests for future generations. Through reforestation, we are renewing the forest cover through natural seeding or by planting trees.  In celebration of Arbor Week, plant and nurture a tree for future generations to enjoy.  That’s what is happening in Alabama’s National Forests. 

Join the Forest Service and many others to celebrate Arbor Week in Alabama. Arbor Day Foundation Video

The Forest Service reforestation program has four major goals:  maintain all forested lands within the National Forest System, maintain and improve health and resilience of forests, develop and demonstrate successful reforestation methods and encourage their use by private landowners.   

National Forests in Alabama Fiscal Year 2018 Fast Facts

The National Forests In Alabama planted 906 acres of longleaf pine seedlings and 162 acres of shortleaf pine seedlings for a total 1,068 acres.  The number of seedlings planted were as follow 613,438 longleaf pine seedlings and 89,000 shortleaf pine seedlings for a total of 702,438 seedlings.

Bankhead planted 162 acres of shortleaf and 114 acres of longleaf for a total of 276 acres.

Conecuh planted 218 acres of longleaf pine seedling for a total of 218 acres.

Oakmulgee planted 163 acres of longleaf pine seedling for a total of 163 acres.Plant Seedlings

Shoal Creek  planted 79 acres of longleaf pine seedling for a total of 79 acres.

Talladega planted 169 acres of longleaf pine seedling for a total of 169 acres.

Tuskegee planted 218 acres of longleaf pine seedling for a total of 163 acres.

For a total of 1,068 acres.





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