Magazine article American Forests

Big Partnership for Big Trees: 25 Years with the Davey Tree Expert Company

Magazine article American Forests

Big Partnership for Big Trees: 25 Years with the Davey Tree Expert Company

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NEXT YEAR WILL BE A BIG YEAR for American Forests, as we celebrate the 75th year of the National Big Tree Program. Prompted by forester Joseph Sterns' 1940 article, "Let's Find and Save the Biggest Trees," in this very magazine, the program began that year with the goal of locating the largest native trees across the country in order to preserve them and educate the public about their importance. It proved to be a huge success: Two years after the launch, 500 trees were reported to American Forests by 700 individuals involved in the big tree hunt.

Next year also marks the 25th anniversary of another milestone for our beloved Big Tree Program: the beginning of our partnership with the Davey Tree Expert Company, the program's premier sponsor. Since 1989, Davey has helped increase awareness about our champion trees and the vital role they play in the environment. …

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