Stories

Then and Now – Charlotte of St. Paul, Minnesota

This is Charlotte in kindergarten with her newly planted tree in 2014. This is Charlotte with her tree 5 years later.

“Every spring, we plant a garden around the tree and it’s been fun to watch the tree grow each year.”

~ Charlotte and Mom

Then and Now – Sophia of Scandia, Minnesota

Sophia received this free tree from Neighborhood Forest back in 2014 when she was 13 years old. Both tree and child are growing and doing great!

“We are so grateful that you are doing the program and continuing to hand out trees to kids. When they can see them grow and know that they were the ones who planted the little seedling – it’s an empowering position for them to be in. They can see that they are making a difference for the environment and for the wildlife who uses the trees for shelter and/or a resting place.”

~ Sophia’s Mom

Then and Now – James of St. Paul, Minnesota

James, from Saint Anthony Park Elementary School in St. Paul, Minnesota, planted this little birch tree with his parents back in 2015.

Both James and his tree are doing great!

Happy Children, Little Trees!

Kids at Marcy Open Elementary in Minneapolis, Minnesota are happy to have a new green friend to take home!

These are the kind of smiles we live for at Neighborhood Forest. We love giving free trees to kids and we love to see our little trees and kids grow up together.

Then and Now – Svetlana of Chanhassen, Minnesota

Svetlana, from Clear Springs Elementary School in Minnetonka, Minnesota, received this little tamarack tree back in 2013 when she was in the 3rd grade.

Her little “twig” is now bigger than her!

We love seeing our babies grow up together!

Then and Now – Mollie of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mollie received this little white pine back in 2010 (our inaugural year) when she was in kindergarten at Lake Harriet Lower Elementary in Minneapolis. She planted her little tree with her parents at Grandpa’s cabin.

Now a high schooler, Mollie and her tree are doing great!

Progress.

Then and Now – Olivia of Scandia, Minnesota

Olivia planted this northern white cedar when she was 11 years old.

5 years later, both Olivia and her tree are thriving.

“We are so grateful that you are doing the program and continuing to hand out trees to kids. When they can see them grow and know that they were the ones who planted the little seedling – it’s an empowering position for them to be in. They can see that they are making a difference for the environment and for the wildlife who uses the trees for shelter and/or a resting place.”

~ Olivia’s Mom

Videos

I Love Trees!

Our dear friend, Katie Strand, created this epic video and GoFundMe campaign to help bridge the funding gap from the incredible surge in participation we unexpectedly received this year.

Check out her amazing video and song, “I Love Trees!”

Let’s Celebrate Our Home!

It’s a bit chilly out right now, but soon it is going to be spring!

A time to celebrate the Earth and plant trees!

Keep Your Footprint Small

Neighborhood Forest gives kids and families an easy and fun way to reduce your carbon footprint – by planting trees!

Urban and residential trees beautify our neighborhoods, increase property values, reduce our utility bills by providing shade or serving as a windbreak, and eliminate pollution all the while turning CO2 into precious oxygen.

We are so grateful to you and your efforts to plant trees.

Giving Free Trees to Kids – Every Earth Day

Neighborhood Forest gets thousands of kids involved in the tree preparation, packing, distribution, and planting process every Earth Day.

Here is a sneak peek of what it might look like in your school this Earth Day.

Join us!

The Benefits of Urban Forests

American Forests (americanforests.org) put out this wonderful video summarizing the benefits and importance of our urban forests.

Staying Cute and Growing Up

Kids are cute and so are the little trees we give away for free, every Earth Day.

Be patient and take care of your little tree – in a few short years that little tree might be bigger than you!

Don’t worry, you and your tree will still be “cute” and you will both be doing more and more good in the world.

Thank you for being a part of our program!

Soon It Will Be Raining Trees!

Earth Day is coming. It is not too late to sign up your school or child for free trees through Neighborhood Forest.

Join the fun and celebration of planting and watching trees grow!

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