AstraZeneca’s partnership with NFWF will plant and sustain one million trees in the United States by 2025. The tree planting effort will help to combat climate change by increasing carbon storage, while at the same time contributing to the restoration of water quality and wildlife habitats primarily within the Delaware River Watershed.
AstraZeneca and NFWF began working together in 2021 to plant and sustain one million trees in the United States by 2025. This partnership contributes to AstraZeneca’s goal to plant and sustain 50 million trees globally by 2025. With a primary focus in the Delaware River Watershed, but with additional targeted investments in other regions of the eastern U.S., AstraZeneca is funding tree plantings that maximize the dual role of carbon storage and habitat restoration, including by planting streamside forests on farmland, in parks and residential areas, restoring urban tree canopy in cities and towns and restoring degraded forest lands. These projects will restore habitat for eastern brook trout, American eel, bog turtles, river herring and shad, and migratory songbirds. They also will support green infrastructure in urban communities.