of our Tree Planting program!
Having a tree planted is a wonderful gift for the giver, the receiver, and the earth! While we would love to give you a tour in person, we hope the pictures of the tree nursery, planting activities and maps of the protected area where your tree is being planted will help you connect with your important life-giving gift.
Having planted over 60,000 trees and knowing how special each one is, we are pleased to add your tree to our growing forest of green. Your tree(s) are being planted in El Salvador. Varieties include native species of Mahogany, Leucaena, Cedar. Your True Nature has teamed up with the non-profit group Trees, Water and People in Fort Collins, Colorado who oversee the planting and care of your tree. They were featured on a National Geographic television special for their innovative tree planting programs in this protected area and received the prestigeous Ashton Environmental award for their outstanding efforts. Trees, Water and People has reputable planting partners in El Salvador and makes periodic trips to verify plantings. We are pleased to be working with them to plant and care for your special tree.
Each tree is hand planted with care by members of surrounding communities. Sometimes whole families work together. Grass is cleared away to give your tree "breathing room". And as the earth is mounded around the base of the tree, it is given a good drink of water to settle the soil around the roots. Each tree will take a year or so of "settling in" before it starts to put on amazing growth. This climate is perfect for growing trees and what a wonderful gift to the earth to return this area to a beautiful and life filled forest.
Below is one of the tree nurseries where many thousands of trees are growing to just the right size before being planted and cared for in an area awaiting trees. This is the same area where thousands of trees are being planted to replace paper used by individuals and organizations for the 100% Replanted Program. Your tree is in very good company! It is a great feeling to imagine your tree growing next to another persons tree that you have never met. Perhaps someday in some way you will meet.
If you have any questions or comments, please email us. We would love to hear from you!
There are two ways to have your own tree planted for someone special! Purchase one of our thoughtful greeting cards - printed on recycled and 100% replanted paper. Or send a personalized electronic greeting from TreeGreetings, the eCard that Plants a Tree.
Tour a nursery and tree planting site in Nicaragua.