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of our heritage.   Not only do they provide beauty, shade and value to our landscape, they are home to myriad other creatures that we share this planet with.

The Bock Foundation supports efforts to educate communities about the benefits of mature trees, as well as preservation of mature forests.   We encourage community action in the care and preservation of local mature forests.

We are rapidly losing the old “father of the forest,” those trees that have been with us since before our country was founded.

The Bock Foundation wishes to encourage builders and developers to learn about the benefits, both environmental and social, of site planning that maintains mature trees and a healthy ecosystem.

The John C. Bock Foundation is organized and operated for the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of land areas in their natural or undeveloped state that support woodlands and old-growth forests, principally those proximate to Lake Mendota, Wisconsin, and generally in the state of Wisconsin.

The mission of the Foundation is public education, particularly of builders and developers, regarding the importance of the preservation, conservation, and custodianship of the natural resources of land, emphasizing mature woodlands and old-growth forests.

To this end, the Foundation supports educational activities and research of this nature.   The foundation also supports other qualifying conservation organizations that are directly engaged in the preservation and protection of landscapes containing mature woodlands and old-growth forests.

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