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The National Wildlife Federation is no longer accepting applications for Spring 2023. Please check this website in late 2023 for information on how to apply for Spring 2024.

At this time, we are only able to support tree seedling reimbursement for affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation, as well as our partners through Community Wildlife Habitat, Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, Schoolyard Habitats, and Eco-Schools USA programs. Please see additional information below, thank you!

Tree planting

Applying for Free or Subsidized Native Tree Seedlings

The National Wildlife Federation provides reimbursement for free or subsidized native tree seedlings to partners who in turn plant them through local restoration projects or community tree giveaway events. Tree giveaway events typically involve distributing seedlings to individuals (often students) that will plant the trees and care for them at home.

National Wildlife Federation partners must have a plan to care for the trees after planting. Partners include National Wildlife Federation affiliates, Eco-Schools USA, Schoolyard Habitats®, and Community Wildlife Habitat program participants. Over the last decade, the National Wildlife Federation and its partners have brought communities together to plant and care for more than 500,000 native trees which provide community benefits, connect children with nature, and create wildlife habitat.

Resources for Tree Giveaway Events:

NEW!: Trees for Wildlife Event Planning Guide
Tree Giveaway: How to Plant Card
Tree Giveaway sign-in sheet

Seeking inspiration from completed projects? Get ideas from these tree planting event summaries.

If you have questions or need assistance, send an email to

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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