The National Wildlife Federation provides free 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™. Through this effort, the National Wildlife Federation and its partners are creating wildlife habitat, connecting people (especially kids) with nature, and educating students and citizens about the critical role trees play in our communities for both wildlife and humans.
Due to a large number of applications for spring 2019, the National Wildlife Federation is no longer accepting applications for tree plantings or giveaways. Please check back in August 2019 for future opportunities to apply for tree seedlings.
The National Wildlife Federation has a Tree Planting and Tree Care Guide that will help you figure out how to (1) plan your event, (2) run a successful event, and (3) care for the trees after the event.
Need inspiration from completed projects? Get ideas from these tree planting event summaries from 2015.
Here you will find several resources for your tree planting or giveaway event.
Hosting an Event and Planting Your Trees:
Caring for Trees:
Tree planting events are the perfect opportunity to engage children and youth in environmental education lessons and activities.
Resources for Tree Giveaway Events:
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