Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Enterprise Rent-A-Car continues tree-planting
For the fourth consecutive year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will help plant one million trees this year to replace those lost to disease, fire and other natural disasters in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The new trees also will help protect watersheds, lessen the risk of infestation by invasive plants and restore wildlife habitat in the forest, the car rental giant said Monday.
The project is part of the 50 Million Tree Pledge, a partnership of Enterprise, the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.
Enterprise is paying $50 million over the next 50 years to plant 50 million trees in honor of the company’s 50th birthday in 2007. That’s the equivalent of planting all the trees in New York’s Central Park every 10 days.
The Painting is by Ivan Shishkin