Happy International Day of Forests!

forestindonesia2016March 21 is recognized each year by the United Nations as the International Day of Forests. This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.

Every year the International Day of Forests seeks ways to celebrate our forests and trees and all they do to sustain and protect us. This year, the theme for the day is Forests and Water. Are you aware of how forests are absolutely key to the planet’s supply of freshwater? Did you know that 60 percent of our freshwater in the United States comes off our nation’s forests?

Visit the UN’s International Day of Forests webpage for more fascinating facts on the relationship between forests and water.