How a Forest is Replanted

Replanting our nation’s forests is critical to the health and quality of the environment - for the wildlife, for area residents, for visitors to our national forests, and for all of us.

  • Forest Service experts select the areas where replanting is most critical.
  • Seedlings are grown in a nursery then selected for the specific areas where they’ll be planted.
  • Once the forest is ready, seedlings are planted, typically in the spring.
  • Workers work relentlessly planting trees across the landscape.
  • Ultimately, these collective efforts will make a difference for generations to come.

How You Can Help.

Give-A-Tree Cards

Some gifts last a lifetime. Every card you send plants a tree in our national forests.