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Volunteer

We will reach our 5 million tree goal with your help. Volunteer with us to plant more trees where you live, work, and play.

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Trees for Neighborhoods

The NeighborWoods Program is your opportunity to grow the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees. Work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to plant the right trees in the right places throughout your neighborhood and maximize the many benefits of trees for your community.

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Dedicate a Tree

Planting a tree is one way to establish a living memorial that will bring peace, joy and security for generations. Likewise, the planting of a tree can be a gratifying act, which honors the memory of a friend or relative, or recognizes a special person or occasion.

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Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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Choose the Best Tree for your Space!

Find ideal trees for your space by searching our Shady Eighty database for tree characteristics you’re most interested in! We created a list of the very best trees for our region and now you can easily search our online database for trees that meet your needs. Happy planting!

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Stake a Young Tree

After planting your tree, remove the nursery stake, which is the thin pole tied to the tree. If the tree cannot stand upright by itself, support it by placing two stakes at least 18 inches from both sides of the trunk.

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Care for Trees During Drought

Learn how you can conserve water and keep your trees healthy at the same time. Watch our webinar for more information on caring for your young and mature trees and download our Tips for Tree Care During Drought handout.

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Care for your Roots

Roots work hard to keep your tree healthy, strong, and anchored into the ground. Learn how to care for your roots so they can thrive underground.

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Choose the Best Quality Tree from a Nursery

There are advantages to selecting good quality nursery trees. Good quality trees are more likely to survive post- planting, establish more quickly, and live longer in the landscape.

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