Woodpeckers Crafts x Arbor Day Foundation: Year in Review

How we’ve planted trees, sequestered carbon, and protected critical water resources in 2021. 

It’s now the tippity-end of December, and wow, what a year it’s been. 

We’re incredibly grateful to our customers, followers, partners, and community for supporting our family-owned business. 

But (almost!) more than that, we appreciate all of you for joining us in supporting the Arbor Day Foundation in planting trees for the future of our planet (and the future of creativity ← just as important)

As you might know, we plant a tree for every order over $150. We’ve just received the final report for the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation work in the Econfina Watershed in northwest Florida, and we’re so excited to share it with all of you. 

The 5,000 trees Woodpeckers Crafts planted this year are sequestering 6,672 metric tons of carbon, the equivalent to taking 1,451 cars off the road for a year!

Our efforts this year have been focused on the Econfina Creek Wildlife Management area, in Bay County, Florida. The area was devastated in 2018 when Hurricane Michael carved a path through the area, leaving thousands of acres of destroyed forest in its wake. This not only damaged the watersheds, but also left wildlife such as deer, Sherman’s fox squirrels, bobtail quail, and gopher tortoises without these critical watersheds and habitats. 

The planting focused on native tree species, particularly longleaf pine, with 915 acres replanted this year.

The impact? 

Over 40 years, this reforestation will sequester 886,848 metric tons of carbon, remove 2,559 tons of air pollution, and intercept 63,072 gallons of rainfall!  

Here’s what one of the Northwest Florida Water Management District’s board members said: “Healthy forests means clean water, which is why the water management district has worked so closely with the Arbor Day Foundation through the years to plant native trees on the lands we manage. Replanting the thousands and thousands of longleaf pines lost to Hurricane Michael is one of the most important things we can do to protect our precious water resources in northwest Florida.”

So if you were one of our customers who helped us plant a tree with an order of $150 or more

– thank you, thank you!

Happy New Year’s, and here’s to a wonderful 2022!


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