Trees in Celebration
Trees in Memory
Honor your friends and loved ones with the gift of trees.
Gallatin National Forest
Snow-covered mountain peaks and famous "blue ribbon" trout streams have made Gallatin National Forest a beloved Montana destination. Often called the "Gateway to Yellowstone," the forest spans 1.8 million acres, six mountain ranges and two designated wilderness areas.
Gallatin National Forest is home to a rare, vibrant wildlife population that includes grizzly bears, gray wolves, bald eagles and the Canada lynx, and the forest also provides fresh drinking water and soil protection through much Montana.
But devastating wildfires have put this treasured natural resource in jeopardy. Fires burned through hundreds of thousands of acres, destroying millions of trees. In an ongoing effort to restore the beauty and splendor of this forest, contributions through the Arbor Day Foundation's Trees in Memory and Trees in Celebration campaigns are supporting the planting of lodgepole pine, Douglasfir and Engelmann spruce trees in damaged areas. To help heal recent devastation, the Foundation is also restoring hundreds of acres of conifer forest lost in the Big Creek Fire that burned 12,000 acres in 2006.
The Need to Plant Trees
With the support of members, partners, and generous sponsors, the trees planted by the Foundation will help restore recreational space, protect wildlife habitat and keep water supplies safe and clean for people living hundreds of miles downstream.