2305-6 Eblast One Tree Planted - American Forests (2)

WATERAX in support of the American ReLeaf program


Beginning July 1, 2017, WATERAX will support the American ReLeaf program: for every portable fire pump sold we will donate $1, the cost to plant a tree.
We are proud to support the American ReLeaf program, created by American Forests, to kickstart forest regeneration in the American West following severe wildfires. American Forests is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring threatened forest ecosystems and inspiring people to value and protect urban and wildland forests. At WATERAX, we are dedicated to doing our part to rejuvenate environments devastated by wildfires—and what better way than planting trees? Each new tree contributes to cleaner air and water, improved biodiversity, and sequestering carbon, while mitigating climate change and creating a healthier world for everyone.
Facts about forests and fire
Naturally occurring fires, as well as controlled burns, clear out underbrush and help prevent megafires
Climate change worsens drought and other conditions, which are expected to increase areas of severe burns by 50-100% by 2050
Every year, global wildfires burn approximately 865 million acres – that’s five times the size of Texas
Nearly 60% of all forest fires are caused by humans
The number of acres burned in wildfires has tripled since 1985
Wildfire moves at speeds of up to 14 miles an hour
There are 140 million people living in fire-prone areas