Did you know that a typical harvested tree with a 20-inch thickness and 42 linear feet of useful wood produces about 260 board feet of lumber? Did you also know that a typical 6’ high 1×4 flat-board wood fence will use 738 board feet of lumber? That means the fence shown here will require almost 3 trees to build. In an effort to be a good steward of our planet, Tri County Fence and Decks has partnered with the National Forest Foundation and has committed to having trees planted every time we build a wood fence.

Chartered by Congress, the National Forest Foundation was created with a simple mission: bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. Their goal is to plant 50 million trees on National Forests. By doing this, they are investing in healthy forests for today and for future generations. Together, we will restore tens of thousands of acres of habitat and protect watersheds that provide life’s most sustaining resource for thousands of communities and some of our largest cities.

U.S. forests offset between 10 to 20 percent of U.S. emissions each year. Reforestation helps sustain and increase the carbon sequestration potential of National Forests, mitigating the effects of global climate change. Forests are also natural air conditioners, providing local cooling effects that help regulate temperatures.

Thank you to all our customers for helping us build a better future.

For more information on how the National Forest Foundation plants trees, check out the infographic below.

Want to learn how you can help? Visit the National Forest Foundation website at www.nationalforests.org


Photos courtesy of the National Forest Foundation