Support from legislators at all levels is vital to planting 10 million trees.
The state legislature could move Pennsylvania closer to achieving its clean water goals by investing in targeted tree plantings.
As a first step, the Keystone Tree Fund is proposed as a voluntary checkoff box on driver's license applications in the Commonwealth. Introduced by Representative Garth Everett (R-84), contributions would support the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Forested Riparian Buffer and TreeVitalize programs.
The Partnership is also generating greater legislative support by fostering greater understanding and appreciation for trees and advocating for increased and prioritized investments in planting trees.