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Winter 2022 Newsletter


We wrapped up the year with loads of site prep for the coming spring and diving into Australia's planting season.

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Chris Barton on

Eastern Standard

A discussion of the connection between deforestation and flash flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

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The Sierra Club Magazine

"The Demise and Potential Revival of the American Chestnut" by Kate Morgan.

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A summary of the 2020 planting season and some of our highlights from the year.


The Beckley


Green Forests Work, a nonprofit, is working with a team of experts to restore forests throughout Appalachia.

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Winter 2019 Newsletter.


Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

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WOWK 13 News

Reclaiming Habitat In Monongahela National Forest.

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

Winter 2018 newsletter.


Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 newsletter.


Spring 2017 Newsletter

Spring 2017 newsletter.


Angel's Envy

Toast The Trees planting has begun.

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The organization planting millions of trees in old coal mines

The World Economic Forum has highlighted our work. 

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Eastern Standard


Earth Day Special: A vision to revive a once thriving Eastern Kentucky ag industry well-suited for mountain terrain: sheep and goat farming.

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with John Holden

This episode features the replanting of eucalyptus trees on the Dawson Mine site in Queensland, Australia, as well as red spruce planting in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia.

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Executive Director Mekayle Houghton and Senior Program Manager of Watershed Planning Jed Grubbs join Dr. Chris Barton to discuss the Forestry Reclamation Approach approach.

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AP News

Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate

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University of Kentucky News

UK Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Upgrade Stream Monitoring Network in Robinson Forest.


World Resources Institute

Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory.

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Angel's Envy

In 2017, you helped us drink up a forest.

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Fall 2017


Fall 2017 newsletter.


Cool Green Science

Recovery: Farm Bill Provides Hope for the Cerulean Warbler.




Restoring Land for Native Plants, Bees and Streams.


The Lexington Herald Leader

The politics of planting trees.

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Spring 2021


This spring has been GFW's largest year to date, by far. We helped to plant more than 732,000 trees across approximately 770 acres of formerly mined lands and 530 acres of forests.


EOS Science News by AGU

"The New River Gorge: Ancient River, Old Mines, New National Park by Mary Caperton Morton.

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Annual Report


Annual Report

The annual report of our projects, partnerships, and donors from the past year. 

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The Green Miles

The Washington Post Magazine

Kentucky was devastated for decades by mountaintop removal. Now scientists have figured out a way to undo the damage — one tree at a time.


Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter.

Tea Leaves

Voice of America


Former West Virginia Coal Mines Turned into Carbon-sucking Forests.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

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The Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky's writers, authors are planting trees. This is why.


Yale Environment 360

Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests to Coal Country.

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Lexington Community Radio

Bluegrass Bios  - Dr. Patrick Angel & Michael French (ARRI/Green Forests Work).

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University of Kentucky

UK Appalachian Center, Green Forests Work Plant 2,500 Trees for Earth Day.