Company with tree planting pledge to reach 5 millionth tree

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 9:20 a.m. CDT; updated 10:15 a.m. CDT, Thursday, April 29, 2010

ST. LOUIS — Four years ago, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation pledged to plant 50 million trees. It is now nearly one-tenth of the way there.

The St. Louis-based foundation plans to plant its 5 millionth tree this year as part of a collaboration among Enterprise, the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

Every year since the program began in 2006, 1 million trees have been planted in national forests in the U.S. and other countries where Enterprise operates.

Enterprise estimates the 50 Million Tree Pledge will cost about $50 million.

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