New Leaf Climate Partners and U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Collaborate to Publish Nursery Landscape Assessment 

Greenville, S.C. and New York, N.Y. – September 6, 2023 – The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and New Leaf Climate Partners are proud to announce the release of their comprehensive Nursery Landscape Assessment, a pioneering effort to examine the investment needs of tree nurseries to increase their production capacity—and meet the growing demand for reforestation. This research explored the financing challenges that different types of nurseries face and determined investment interventions to unlock capacity. 

“It’s been a privilege to meet with owners, operators and a host of other nursery practitioners across the country, all of whom were engaged and energized about the future of the industry,” Harry Guinness at New Leaf noted. “Contextualizing the crucial role of nurseries in rural economies and long-term sustainable land use is just the beginning; the real work begins now, to address the massive challenges and opportunities facing the sector.” 

“We are thrilled to release this research with New Leaf Climate Partners. The Nursery Landscape Assessment showcases the critical role nurseries play in restoration and reforestation and begins to address how to meet investment needs of the nursery market. The hope is that stakeholders across the value chain can benefit from this work to make informed decisions and investments,” said Delie Wilkens at the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. 

The Nursery Landscape Assessment report delves into several key topics pertinent to the reforestation supply chain, such as location distribution, seedling volume, forecasted demand, and workforce issues. Furthermore, it highlights region-specific considerations for those interested in reforestation and restoration initiatives.  

For an Executive Summary of the Forest Nursery Landscape Assessment, please click here.  

To download the full Nursery Landscape Assessment report by New Leaf Climate and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, please click here.  

About New Leaf Climate Partners 

New Leaf Climate Partners is an advisory and asset management company focused on nature. We believe that targeted investments that fix market failures, create efficiencies, and increase regional economic activity will create a more inclusive and effective reforestation and restoration market. Our role is to collect, analyze and present information, advise and empower investors and policymakers and create structures that channel new funding to technologies, products, and services that unlock nature-based solutions. To learn more about NLC’s team and work, please visit

About the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities 

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities is a not-for-profit public charity working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities. To learn more about the Endowment, please visit our website at  

For more information, contact: 

Aleta Rogers, Director of Grants and Contract Compliance at the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities 


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