For a clean Pennsylvania.
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is a collaborative effort of national, regional, state, and local agencies, conservation organizations, outdoors enthusiasts, businesses, and citizens committed to improving Pennsylvania's communities, economy, and ecology.
The Partnership aims to facilitate the planting of 10 million new trees in priority landscapes in Pennsylvania by the end of 2025 through expansive and collaborative:
- Partnerships that strengthen and diversify;
- Assistance that builds capacity and ability; and
- Inspiration to preserve and protect.
The key components of this effort are:
Partnerships—Meeting the massive challenge of planting 10 million trees by the end of 2025 will be rooted in collaboration of partners, coordinated by CBF. The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership will work to galvanize the expertise, experience, and muscle of national, regional, state, and local agencies, conservation organizations, outdoors enthusiasts, businesses, and citizens committed to improving Pennsylvania's communities, economy, and ecology. Learn more.
Many Hands—Planting many trees will take many hands. The Partnership will work to enlist, energize, and mobilize volunteer groups and individuals to team-up with larger partners and help with plantings in their local communities. Planting and instructional materials will be available. Learn more.
Diverse Plantings—Streamside buffers that reduce, filter, and absorb runoff provide the greatest return when it comes to reducing the amount of pollution entering our waterways. But the Partnership will also see to it that trees are placed in urban and suburban settings to absorb and clean polluted runoff, reduce flooding, and help restore abandoned mine land. Learn more.
Legislative Leadership—Elected officials at all levels are vital to meeting the challenge of planting 10 million trees. Fostering greater understanding and appreciation for trees and advocating for increased and prioritized investments are key components. Local land use plans and development standards which foster the preservation and restoration of trees play an important role. Learn more.