Planting Locations

More than 800,000 people joined #TeamTrees by raising more than $20 million to plant 20 million trees around the world. Wondering where those trees are being planted? Check out the locations for the first trees below.

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North America


Arkansas, United States

Cache River Watershed

50,000 trees

2020
project

In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Arbor Day Foundation is working to improve water along the Cache River, an impaired waterway in Arkansas that is contributing to the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The goals of this project are to reduce runoff into the Cache River watershed, increase wetland habitat, and provide incentives for landowners to transition frequently flooded cropland back into forestland.

British Columbia, Canada

100,000 trees

2020
project

In 2017, the Hanceville Fire raged through British Columbia, burning 240,000 hectares of land. Because of the extreme heat, portions of burned forestland cannot regenerate naturally and must be replanted. Replanting will ensure that area residents will continue to enjoy all the benefits of the forest, including clean air and water.

California, United States

California Wildfire Restoration

100,000 trees

2020
project

This reforestation effort aims to help residents recover from the many wildfires that have burned through California, including the Carr and Camp Fires. The 2018 wildfire season saw an estimated 8,000 fires burning through more than 1.8 million acres of forestland between July and December. Replanting will ensure that communities around the state won’t face increasing challenges such as mudslides and degraded soil, water, and air quality.

Florida, United States

Tyndall Air Force Base

200,000 trees

2020
project

In October of 2018, Hurricane Michael passed directly over Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida. The Category 5 hurricane caused major wind and water damage including 12,000 acres of mature slash pine trees snapped in half. While funding was available for the cleanup effort following the severe storm damage, support is needed to replace the trees and ensure a healthy, forested future for this ground.

Georgia, United States

Georgia Watersheds

50,000 trees

2020
project

The health of our waterways often begins with forested watersheds. In Georgia, we are working with The Nature Conservancy and several other local partners to improve tree cover in four areas of the state, protecting waterway health and providing critical habitat for local wildlife.

Haiti

350,000 trees

2020
project

Haiti’s mangrove forests help to stabilize shorelines, improve the quality of the water, and provide a natural habitat for fish and other coastal sea life in addition to supporting coral reef health. Working with Eden Reforestation Projects, we will be helping to restore mangrove trees in coastal marsh systems in southern Haiti.

Michigan, United States

Michigan State Forest Lands

100,000 trees

2020
project

Together with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, we are working to replant several of Michigan’s state forests on a large scale. These efforts will replant native tree species to return this area to its natural state and improve area watershed health. The pine forests will grow to provide habitat for the endangered Kirtland’s warbler as well as other wildlife.

Minnesota, United States

Chippewa National Forest

430,000 trees

2020
project

Chippewa National Forest has faced many ecological events including damaging winds, insects, and disease. Replanting efforts will reestablish native tree species, provide essential habitat for area wildlife including the American bald eagle, and improve forest resilience to climate change.

Minnesota, United States

Superior National Forest

100,000 trees

2020
project

Superior National Forest is home to a variety of wildlife including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species as well as recently de-listed, recovering species in the region. These restoration efforts will help to create a diverse mix of tree species and stand structures to provide valuable habitat and improved watershed functionality.

Montana, United States

Bitterroot National Forest

63,800 trees

2020
project

Mountain pine beetle outbreaks have severely damaged the forest cover in the Ambrose Saddle area of Bitterroot National Forest over the years. Reforestation in this area with a mix of tree species will promote insect and disease resiliency, restore habitat for wildlife, reduce soil erosion, and return this area to its original forested state.

Montana, United States

Custer Gallatin National Forest

275,000 trees

2020
project

Large wildfires have plagued this forest since 2000, and much of the forest cover is struggling to regenerate on its own due to the intensity of the fires. Tree planting efforts will speed up the recovery of the forest habitat for area wildlife as well as improve area watershed health.

Nebraska, United States

Nebraska National Forest

40,000 trees

2020
project

The rugged landscape of the Nebraska National Forest’s Pine Ridge District is a treat amid the central plains. Catastrophic wildfires, however, blazed through this National Forest in 2006 and again in 2012, wiping out much of the area’s ponderosa pine stands. Aggressive reforestation is needed to reestablish this tree species in the high-intensity burn areas that are incapable of natural regeneration.

North Carolina, United States

Bladen Lakes State Forest

50,000 trees

2020
project

In September of 2018, North Carolina was hit by Hurricane Florence. With it came flooding of the Cape Fear River that destroyed young forest trees in Bladen Lakes State Forest. This project will replant forest areas affected by flooding, restore critical habitat for area wildlife, and ensure that new forest plantings can withstand potential future flooding events.

Oregon, United States

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

63,600 trees

2020
project

In 2017, the Chetco Bar Fire burned more than 170,000 acres of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, leaving in its wake limited opportunity for successful natural regeneration. This replanting work is critical to ensure a resilient tree line and habitat for wildlife.

Oregon, United States

Willamette River Basin

100,000 trees

2020
project

The iconic Willamette River is 187 miles in length, drains a 11,478-square-mile area (12% of Oregon’s landscape), and serves as a major tributary of the Columbia River. Tree planting efforts here will protect the watershed area of a basin that is home to two-thirds of Oregon’s population and generates 75% of its economic output. This project will reestablish forests to ensure clean drinking water for residents as well as improve water quality and habitat for wildlife dependent upon this area.

Virginia, United States

Rappahannock River Watershed

25,000 trees

2020
project

The Rappahannock River watershed encompasses 2,700 square miles. Within this area, thousands of miles of streams are without riparian buffers and suffer from high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. The watershed faces additional challenges due to urban development. Trees must be planted to prevent erosion, provide wildlife habitat, and reduce pollution levels in waterways.

Washington, United States

Washington State Lands

200,000 trees

2020
project

We are working with the Washington Department of Natural Resources to improve overall forest health throughout the State of Washington. Replanting efforts are focused on providing forest resiliency for areas affected by disease and insect damage, restoring riparian zones, improving habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl, and ensuring healthy and diverse mixed-species tree stands.


Africa


Kenya

350,000 trees

2020
project

Kenya’s Kijabe Forest has historically been one of Kenya’s five nationally important water towers, which provide an estimated 75 percent of the country’s water resources. Over the past 15 years, however, the forest has been cleared for charcoal and timber, creating dramatic and damaging impacts for wildlife, infrastructure, and quality of life. The goal of planting 1.5 million trees will help reestablish a sustainable water supply through protecting and replanting around springs and rivers. These trees will also restore, habitat for wildlife, stabilize steep slopes prone to landslides, and secure livelihoods.

Madagascar

400,000 trees

2020
project

Our partnership with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership is focused on reversing the destruction of forest habitat that is home to critically endangered lemurs and other wildlife species found nowhere else on Earth. Tree planting efforts are underway to rebuild the lush landscape. Locals are becoming actively involved in reestablishing the rain forest canopy there, creating habitat for lemurs and a better way of life for the people of Madagascar.

Mozambique

350,000 trees

2020
project

In response to the large-scale loss of mangroves in Mozambique, we are working with partners to provide support for local communities to plant and manage mangrove forests. This offers long-term employment and livelihood improvements – particularly the empowerment of women – while helping to protect coastal communities from environmental disasters, improving fisheries, and removing carbon from the atmosphere.


Asia


China

25,000 trees

2020
project

China is one of the most affected countries in the world by desertification. In Minquin County alone, the desertification area accounts for nearly 95% of the total land area. As the young workforce leaves for an urban life, local residents face the reality of becoming ecological refugees. By planting indigenous trees, stabilizing sand dunes, training local community members and creating job opportunities, the fate of Minquin County can be improved significantly.

India

400,000 trees

2020
project

Southern India’s Cauvery River Basin is in crisis. The river has shrunk by an estimated 40% from its historical flows over 70 years. This is resulting in drinking water scarcity. A loss of tree cover has also contributed to poor soil health. Reforesting this river basin and educating farmers about agroforestry practices will help to stabilize the river and improve soil conditions over time.

Indonesia

350,000 trees

2020
project

West Papua, Indonesia, situated in the Coral Triangle, is an area recognized as the global center of marine biodiversity and a global priority for conservation. Biak Island is one of the poorest areas of Indonesia where subsistence farmers and fishers make up approximately 75% of the population. This project will focus on restoring mangroves and tropical forests in this area and to promote food security by helping local people plant agroforestry trees.

Nepal

350,000 trees

2020
project

Chitwan National Park hosts more than 700 species of wildlife including leopards and the elusive Bengal tiger. Replanting efforts here are focused on improving livelihoods for those who call Nepal home and restoring forests in areas of critical importance. The planting sites are located in upland areas of the mountainous Nawalparasi District, along lowland alluvial plains, and around Chitwan National Park as a means of developing a buffer zone around this national treasure.


Australia


Australia

Tree Count TBD

The devastating fires in Australia have become part of an important global conversation. As Arbor Day Foundation partners work to combat the raging fires in Australia, the Foundation is in contact with them to develop a responsible but ambitious timeline for recovery. Rest assured, we will be working alongside our partners to bring tree recovery efforts to Australia’s affected forests and communities.


Europe


France

100,000 trees

2020
project

While France currently has the fourth-largest forested area in Europe, the rate of reforestation has dramatically slowed since the 1990s. In order to meet the challenges of climate change, natural disasters, and disease, reforestation is imperative. Working with partner ReforestAction, we will help to ensure a resilient tree cover that provides a full range of ecological benefits.

Ireland

100,000 trees

2020
project

Working with the group Trees on the Land, we are helping to establish tree cover and woodlands in both rural and urban areas of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. These newly planted forests will grow and provide valuable resources, ecosystem benefits, and a lasting legacy for future generations.

United Kingdom

50,000 trees

2020
project

Partnering with the Woodland Trust, the Arbor Day Foundation is working to support private landowners interested in planting trees on barren sites in need of tree cover. The goal is to engage local landowners in the benefits of tree planting and agroforestry and create new woodland in one of the least-forested regions in Europe.


South America


Brazil

100,000 trees

2020
project

The country’s Atlantic Forest has faced centuries of degradation due to agriculture, illegal logging, and development. This tropical jungle has lost nearly 90% of its original footprint. Restoration of this tropical landscape will mean clean water for more than 100 million South Americans.



This list will grow as we build plans for planting 20+ million trees by December of 2022. We work closely with local partners to determine the quantity of trees appropriate for each planting location at any given time. As always, we want to ensure the right trees are planted in the right places for the right reasons.

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