Earth Day 2013: Rockler Helps Plant >16,000 Hardwood Seedlings

Earth Day 2013: Rockler Helps Plant >16,000 Hardwood SeedlingsMEDINA, MN – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware continues its Earth Day partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund (HFF) by contributing proceeds to help fund the planting of 16,600 seedlings in two separate tree planting projects for 2013. The first is the Riverdale School Forest located in southwestern Wisconsin, and the second is the Raystown Army Corp of Engineers Project in the Raystown Lake region of Pennsylvania.

The ongoing partnership between the two organizations helps sustain and renew hardwood forests throughout the United States, the company reported. The HFF partnership helps to secure the future of hardwood forests, said Scott Ekman, Rockler vice president of marketing at Rockler. “We’re excited that our efforts will help new generations enjoy the natural beauty as well as the many practical uses that hardwood trees provide throughout their life cycle,” Ekman added.

A not-for-profit, educational organization, the Hardwood Forestry Fund targets planting and management of commercially valuable hardwoods, including black cherry, black walnut, red oak, hard maple, hickory, ash, and others. All trees planted by the HFF are included in a management plan, harvest, and regeneration schedule.


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