Aerial view of the forest in Seminole Florida.

Tree Planting Effort 2017

Put back what you take out?

Seminole Florida forest.

Aerial view of the the Seminole State Forest. Photo courtesy of the Florida Forest Service.

This is the intent anyway for John Ralph’s 2017 tree planting partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. With each piece of wood furniture made this year, money will be donated for the purchase of trees designated for:

Seminole State Forest, Florida | Longleaf pine restoration and wildlife habitat restoration.

The sandhill community was historically widespread on well-drained sands throughout the Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain and was once a major part of an extensive mosaic of longleaf pine-dominated natural communities. This longleaf pine ecosystem has experienced a 98 percent decline in acreage throughout its range, and is considered critically endangered. Florida Black Bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and gopher tortoise are some of the major species that will benefit from this restoration of longleaf pine stands and wildlife habitats.

With the support of our great customers, John Ralph hopes to make a positive impact on this important wildlife habitat, and the future generations that will enjoy and benefit from these trees.

John Ralph donations in 2016 funded over 11,000 trees for the state of Idaho: http://www.jrcfi.com/adf-2016/.
Let’s see if we can top that this year with new furniture orders!