For the last several years, my husband and I have chosen different charities to give to at Christmas. This year, we are giving to the National Forest Foundation. If you enjoy the fruits of the forest in any way…or maybe you vacation and/or live in or near forests like we do, then you know many of them are in dire need of our help or will need help in the future. Whether it’s fires, weather conditions, accidents, disease, lack of man power, money, and/or resources (which can all contribute or play a factor depending on the area), it’s a fact that more than 1 million acres of our National Forests are in need of reforestation. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said at one time: ““Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” To read more and become “a friend to the forest” before our forests are all gone, visit the National Forest Foundation.