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

Every tree on a Google map

We pinned a tree on a Google map at each location a tree was planted through the hands of a child in our program since 2013.

The Forest is growing!

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

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