De Soto National Forest, Mississippi
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir
This Gifted Tree Planting Project is in the area around De Soto National Forest, Mississippi, named for 16th-century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. It is one of the most important protected areas for the biological diversity of the Gulf Coast ecoregion of North America.
This planting project will help restore the once dominant longleaf pine forests which covered over 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas. This species abundance has decreased dramatically over time due to non-sustainable timber harvest and clearing of land for agriculture and development. The longleaf pine ecosystem is well known for incredible diversity of plant and animal species that it supports, many of which are endemic only to this habitat.
Your tree planting project will restore critical watersheds, address fire capacity issues, and rebuild important wildlife habitats, especially benefiting the gopher tortoise and the northern bobwhite and Bachman’s sparrow birds. As the saplings mature, the reforestation will ultimately help combat climate change and global warming.
You can view the general area of this planting project by clicking on the following link:
Virtual Tour – De Soto National Forest
Once connected to the map, feel free to zoom in and out to get a feel of the general planting
area as well as its location in Mississippi, the United States, and the world. Please understand that this is the
general area of the tree planting. Your tree will be planted among thousands of other gift trees and
there is no plaque designating the gift tree and visiting the tree is unfortunately not possible.
Know that the tree planting project is making a monumental difference for the earth and
opening a new doorway to the world for future generations. If you have any questions, please
view our contact information at: www.thegiftedtree.com/contact-us/.
Preserve Their Legacy For Future Generations.
Location listed on tree tribute planting certificate = De Soto National Forest, Mississippi
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