Spring - Think Trees
Plant a tree today and help wildlife for years to come.
Spring has sprung in many parts of the US, and it is the perfect time to gather friends, school and youth groups or your family to head outdoors to plant trees. Help NWF meet its goal of planting 75,000 trees between January and May 2013 in support of the 75th anniversary of National Wildlife Week. Make a difference by "Branching Out for Wildlife."
Get started today! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1) Find a location to plant trees—A planting site can be your backyard, your schoolyard, your community park or even a common area in your neighborhood. Identifying a location to plant may seem difficult, but our how-to guide for planting will walk you through each step.
2) Identify what type of tree to plant—Trees are either deciduous (lose their leaves in the fall) or conifer (evergreen). The type of tree that you wish to plant should fit the location for the future—how tall will it grow, how much light does it need, what kind of soil does it prefer (wet, dry, mix).
Trees also can be selected based on the wildlife they help: Birds, mammals, insects, amphibians and other wildlife depend on trees for their food, water and shelter. You can find out what wildlife might be in your area by exploring NWF’s Wildlife Watch program.
Need help? Check out the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Native Plants Database to learn about trees and plants for your area.
3) Order trees—NWF provides seedling trees for you to plant. Each kit comes with tree planting instructions, care guide, activities and patches.
Trees are shipped directly to you. Please provide a home street address when ordering trees.
Schools, Youth Groups, Nonprofits and Affiliates
Tree planting is a great service project for youth. National Wildlife Federation, through the support of donors and supporters, has established a tree bank that can provide FREE trees to schools, youth groups and nonprofit organizations, including NWF affiliates.
Special consideration will be given to applications in: Impact zones of hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, tornadoes, floods or other natural disasters.
Additional consideration will be given to the following cities: Metro NYC (including northern NJ), Baltimore, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland and Seattle.
Tree Bank Applications must be submitted by January 31 for Spring planting dates (February-May 10) or by September 21 for Fall Planting dates (Between October-January)
NWF has commitment out all our free trees available for Spring 2013. Please apply for Fall 2013.
For more information and guidance, download the Tree Bank Guidelines.
(Note: Not all requests will be fulfilled. Tree requests are reviewed and fulfilled based on need, location and commitment to care for trees. All applicants will be notified of their status and may re-apply if not selected.)
If you have questions or need assistance, contact Eliza Russell at email@example.com or 703-438-6439.