REFORESTATION BENEFITS FOR LANDOWNERS
INCREASED LAND VALUE
Valuable hardwoods provide value through improved aesthetics and future timber harvests.
POTENTIAL SOURCE OF REVENUE
Because of the improved wildlife habitat, some landowners have benefited from our plantings by selling hunting leases. Fruits and nuts can also be harvested for selling in local farmer's markets. Income may also be generated by selling carbon rights, as markets develop.
IMPROVED HUNTING GROUNDS
Our plantings can be used to improve wildlife habitat for the landowner's game of choice.
IMPROVED PUBLIC RELATIONS
Public landowners have greatly benefited from the postive publicity that is generated by their support of volunteer tree planting events on their land.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The opportunities are endless, but landowners can use forest products to start a small business, such as a honey production business. Trees can also be used to enhance surroundings for bike, horse, or atv trails.
Reforestation allows landowners who have potentially benefited from the coal mining industry an opportunity to give back. Regardless of affiliation to the coal industry, reforestation provides numerous local and global environmental and social benefits.