About Hardwood Forestry Fund

The history of Hardwood Forestry Fund

The Hardwood Forestry Fund was founded in 1990 and since then, we have planted over 4 million trees with help from our volunteers and donors!


Objectives & Future Plans

The Hardwood Forestry Fund conducts tree-planting projects in order to:

  • Establish high quality, available hardwood forests
  • Educate the public about the compatibility of sound forest management with environmental responsibility
  • Enhance wildlife habitat
  • Promote soil and water conservation
  • Create partnerships between community, industry, and public natural resource agencies

The Hardwood Forestry Fund is supported by individuals, foundations, and primarily through contributions from the forest products industry. We work with natural resource professionals to establish hardwood forests on public land. Many Hardwood Forestry Fund tree-planting projects include the community in volunteer, education-based field days. The Hardwood Forestry Fund requires sustainable management plans and timber harvest schedules for the seedlings it plants. In this way, we know that the trees will be cared for and that they will be available in 60-100 years to meet our growing population’s natural resource needs. Since 1990, the Hardwood Forestry Fund has planted over 4 million trees in 20 U.S. states and 4 foreign countries. Hardwoods planted in the US include red oak, white oak, cherry, maple, black walnut, green ash, white ash, hickory, butternut, and other commercially valuable hardwood species. International projects planted mahogany and teak.