• According to the U.S. Forest Service, nearly 1.75 billion trees are planted in America each year. That equates to more than five trees planted for every U.S. citizen each year. SFI program participants alone, including Wells Timberland, collectively plant on average more than 1.7 million trees every day.14 While millions more trees may sprout naturally each year, industry does the best job of reforesting our timberlands. In fact, three-quarters of all the trees planted in America last year were planted by forest products companies and private timberland owners. As a result, commercial timberlands produce tree growth at an average annual rate of 70 cubic feet per acre, more than twice that produced on federal timberlands (35 cubic feet) and private land (30 cubic feet).