Request free trees to clean your local water, improve your living conditions, and create natural shade and privacy.
starts in your backyard
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your home. your trees.
Choose from a wide variety of native tree species, including fruit, nut and species attractive to wildlife and pollinators, to enhance your property. Our team will connect you with a partner for an on-site evaluation to suggest where and what to plant. No long-term landowner agreement is required.
how trees help
Trees have been proven to increase property values up to 15% by providing natural privacy and shade, as well as surprising cost savings like reduced heating and cooling and water treatment costs. In addition to keeping money in your pocket, trees also keep your soil in place, firmly stabalizing areas prone to erosion. Specific trees offer even more value: fruit and nut species are fun to have in the backyard (especially at harvest time!) and trees with pollinating powers can improve your own personal ecosystem by increasing your biodiversity and supporting your existing trees and plants. When you request trees, ask us to help you select which will work best for your property — and your goals.
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We‘re in this together
There are plenty of resources to help you succeed in your tree-planting venture including access to local tree planting partners, educational programs, volunteers to maintain your tree planting. Many PA counties also offer assistance services including grant funding for streamside preparation, planting, maintenance, and incentive funding.
We could use your help, too. Share your tree-planting success with your friends, neighbors, family, mail carrier – everyone! – and encourage them to request trees for their property. You can also work together to plant a community forest for a legacy that will last more than a lifetime.
Why Plant Trees?
Our partners share an inspiring variety of motivations that moved them to plant trees for Pennsylvania.
Landowner Buffer Planting Guide
A guide from the Brandywine Conservancy about all things regarding planting a buffer
Edible and Floral Riparian Plants
Learn about the various edible and floral plants you can add to elevate your riparian buffer
Multifunctional Riparian Buffers
What they are and how to design them; a guide from DCNR
Possible sources for help with riparian buffers either financial or technical assistance
A chart with information about where to find help with planting a forested buffer
Selecting vegetation for riparian restoration
Information regarding species, vegetation selection and answers about design of riparian buffers
Why add edible and floral plants to riparian forest buffers?
Learn more about the benefits of adding edible and floral plants to a buffer
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping
From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this guide dives into the basics of Conservation Landscaping, why to use native plants and their impact on wildlife
Landowner Guide to Conservation Buffer Incentive Programs in Pennsylvania
Provides a brief description of each major conservation buffer incentive program and tells you where you can go for more information
Landowner Guide to Buffer Success
A step by step guide on how to plant and maintain forested buffers successfully
Why plant trees postcard
Learn more about if you are eligible to have trees planted on your property and how we can help
Where we plant trees
A guide to the planting types the Partnership focuses on
Everything you need to know – and share – about our campaign
Frequently Asked Tree Questions
8 of the most common questions people want to know
Campaign Postcard - Spanish
An efficient overview of our campaign translated into Spanish
Buffer My Stream
Guide from DCNR about streamside buffers and how to buffer your own stream
Begin your tree request by filling out one simple form.