Harley–Davidson to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 29, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Harley–Davidson, together with The Nature Conservancy, is mobilizing its global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of its Renew the Ride initiative.

Harley-Davidson has rallied its owners and dealers to dedicate time, donations and organizational efforts to support The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit that addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale in the most critical areas.

As part of this initiative, The Harley-Davidson Foundation has committed to contributing a series of annual grants totaling $550,000 in support of The Nature Conservancy's global Plant a Billion Trees program.

The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees program is an unprecedented major forest restoration initiative that has reforested more than 14,000 acres of land and planted and restored more than 14 million trees in Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest since 2008. The focus has been to restore the world's most critical forests with special focus in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China and throughout the United States.

This October, to celebrate the partnership, Harley-Davidson, its base of riders and dealers along with The Nature Conservancy planted 1,000 longleaf pine trees in South Quay, Va.

Harley-Davidson has committed to support the planting of an estimated 200 acres or 110,000 trees over the next few months.

For more information, visit www.RenewtheRide.com