Snow Falls at The Industrial Forest Press Conference

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

The Industrial Forest announces construction of five forests in 2021, Micro-Industrial Forest planned. 

Millions of trees have been planted over the past 30 years and nearly half die within the first year.  From non profit tree planting events to municipal tree planting programs, it’s a real life problem and a serious eco-issue.  

Lack of watering, transplant shock, special interests and poor growing conditions are a few reasons why trees are having a difficult time surviving.  These are some of the reasons The Industrial Forest created the phrase – It Takes An Industry To Build A Forest.

“The coexistence of the environment and industry are truly amazing on so many levels,” Jason Spiess said. “From creating new jobs to water recycling to air quality filtrations to autonomous safety, industrial innovations are critical for a sustainable future.” 

Spiess is the founder and host of The Crude Life, a news content service covering the energy and mining industry, primarily the oil and gas sector. The Crude Life has entered into an agreement to help create content for The Industrial Forest.  

The content will feature a variety of ESG stories, pictures, profiles, videos, social media graphics and interviews  (ESG is an acronym for Environmental Social Governance).

“The Industrial Forest is building something that is truly unique and special.  A forest that promotes environmental awareness for industry, creates jobs, consumes carbon, promotes the need for pipelines, demonstrates ethical capitalism and brings all walks of life together,”  Spiess said. “It creates its own sustainable ecosystem that allows trees to live and industry jobs to grow at a time when people need work and the earth needs environmental innovation.”

In order to ensure the trees survive for decades, The Industrial Forest will implement a Sustainability Shed and a Critical Pipeline System. 

“Trees need more than just an Instagram Pic or corporate-sponsored field trip,” Spiess said. “They need water everyday for one year and at least once a week for years after.  Industry will once again demonstrate how they are the leader in the environmental movement.”

According to The Industrial Forest’s mission, the project does more than build sustainable forests, it also creates jobs and economic opportunity.  

“Sustainability Sheds and Critical Pipeline Systems will need to be constructed and engineered to ensure the trees survive and produce an ecosystem that will consume carbon for decades,” Spiess said. “Local businesses like real estate professionals, mixed media artists, communication companies, wood fabricators and nurseries will be given opportunity for business during a time when many people’s doors are closing.”

The Industrial Forest will hold public meetings in each of the states leading up to the Planting Party and community BBQ.  These public meetings are designed to provide engagement, communication, awareness, inclusion, transparency and flora direction from county extension officials. 

Kendall DeHaan, who has been an environmental activist since protecting the beaver’s habitat in high school, has also agreed to join The Industrial Forest as a State Sustainability Supervisor.