Mon, 1 Oct, 2012

How Benchmark Atlases Planted an Acre of Trees

As summer comes to a close, and fall is swooping in to give us all the much anticipated coat weather, Benchmark Maps is delighted to give the Arbor Day Foundation our first donation installment via our Atlas + Tree Matching partnership. Since our kick off in July, we have successfully planted 204 trees across the western US – that’s ONE ACRE of nothing but trees! We are thrilled to keep them coming.

Since the 2012 summer fires that raged across the country, we’ve been keenly aware of the devastation brought to hundreds of thousands of American households and the surrounding forests. In an effort to give some relief to our neighbors, and as a preventative measure against potential flooding in the now tree-less areas, we formed a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation: for every atlas sold on our website (or from the 800 number provided) we will help by planting a tree in its place. For more information about our efforts, check out our philanthropy page:

We are looking forward to years of tree planting with the foundation so our customers have a destination to map that is just as beautiful as their predecessors. Onward!