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Trees for Wildlife™ Event Planning Guide

Plan your tree planting or giveaway event

Trees for Wildlife Event Planning Guide
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This guide will help you plan your Tree Planting or Tree Giveaway Event in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation. In the first few sections of this guide, you will learn about the National Wildlife Federation, our Trees for Wildlife program, some basics about tree biology and the importance of native trees.

The sections focusing on hosting a Tree Planting Event or Tree Giveaway Event will share key factors to consider when choosing a planting site or giveaway location, selecting a planting date (with a contingency plan), rounding up volunteers to plant the trees and preparing for a successful event. For both types of events, you will find guidance on researching appropriate native trees, incorporating educational activities and following up afterwards. Supplemental resources, information about tree shelters and a variety of extension activities complete the guide.

Additional Resources for Tree Giveaway Events:

Tree Giveaway: How to Plant Card
Tree Giveaway sign-in sheet

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

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Trees for Wildlife™ works with partners and community groups across the country to learn about and plant and care for trees. If you are interested in planting trees and seeing how your group or organization can work with the National Wildlife Federation, please email

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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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