Ikea plants 2 million trees
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Ikea, in partnership with American Forests, has planted 2 million trees across America through its Plant A Tree program.
Ikea launced the national in-store ‘Plant A Tree’ program in 1998 and since that time has raised $2 million through customer contributions and its own donations to plant the trees. During the month of April, Ikea Family ‘loyalty’ card member usage will also support Ikea in its donations to plant more trees through American Forests.
Trees from the Plant A Tree program have been planted in many forests across America. Designated by American Forests for specific locations, these plantings have included some of the following sites and amounts: 74,000 trees in the McNally Fire restoration in California; 15,000 trees in Arizona for the Warm Fire Restoration project; and over 100,000 trees in the Lower Rio Grande in Texas.
“Thanks to American Forests and Ikea U.S. customers, we are celebrating the planting of 2 million trees across America. We are pleased to be able to make a difference in helping to restore hundreds of ecosystems, habitats and forests, while having cleaner air, drinking water, and reducing CO2 pollution,” said Mike Ward, president, Ikea U.S.