Holiday gifts from the Arbor Day Foundation

The not-for-profit Arbor Day Foundation offers a variety of things for people to purchase as Christmas gifts.

Give-A-Tree cards from the Arbor Day Foundation can be purchased individually and with customized text.

Purchasing the Arbor Day Foundation’s specialty coffee helps preserve rain forests in Central and South America. The foundation’s Specialty Coffee is shade-grown under the canopy of Latin American rain forests. Unlike sun-grown coffee plantations, this traditional shade-grown method gives the coffee a rich and delicious flavor, while preventing the destruction of forestland, according to a release from the foundation.

The Foundation’s Trees in Celebration program allows the giver to honor loved ones while supporting crucial conservation efforts. For each dollar donated, one tree is planted in a high-need forest, and recipients are given a certificate showing them where the trees were planted.

By giving friends the gift of membership to the Arbor Day Foundation, recipients will also be sent 10 free trees, which will be shipped at the right time of year for planting.

To purchase holiday gifts that give back to the planet, visit arborday.org.

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