Rockler sets Earth Day goal

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Rockler Woodworking and Hardware committed to planting 20,000 new trees through Earth Day efforts in partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund.

Rockler will make a donation to the Hardwood Forestry Fund for every online, catalog, and retail purchase made from April 1-22 in an effort to reach its goal. The Hardwood Forestry Fund will use Rockler's monetary donation to plant trees in the United States on public lands managed by professional foresters, according to the company. The nonprofit educational organization targets planting and management of commercially valuable hardwoods, including black cherry, black walnut, red oak, hard maple, hickory, ash, and others.

"Teaming with the Hardwood Forestry Fund helps ensure that future generations will enjoy the beauty and many uses of trees throughout the natural life of our hardwood forests," Rockler vice president of marketing Scott Ekman said in a statement. "As the benefactors of harvested trees, our partnership to plant trees helps woodworkers understand the importance of supporting organizations like the Hardwood Forestry Fund."

Woodworkers interested in participating in the Rockler tree-planting program can purchase items at its retail stores, place orders via catalog or online at www.rockler.com.

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