Rockler helps plant 15,000-plus hardwood trees

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is continuing its Earth Day partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund by contributing proceeds to help fund the planting of 16,600 seedlings in two separate tree planting projects for 2013.

Project sites include the Riverdale School Forest in southwestern Wisconsin and the second is the Raystown Army Corp of Engineers Project in the Raystown Lake region of Pennsylvania, according to the company.

“Our partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund helps secure the future of our hardwood forests,” Rockler vice president of marketing Scott Ekman said in a statement. “We’re excited that our efforts will help new generations enjoy the natural beauty as well as the many practical uses that hardwood trees provide throughout their life cycle.”

The Hardwood Forestry Fund, a nonprofit educational organization, targets planting and management of commercially valuable hardwoods, including black cherry, black walnut, red oak, hard maple, hickory, ash and others.