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Landowners
increase your property value with trees

Request free trees to clean your local water, improve your living conditions, and create natural shade and privacy.

ten million trees for pennsylvania

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, and 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.

stories

Why Plant Trees?

Our partners share an inspiring variety of motivations that moved them to plant trees for Pennsylvania.

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landowner resources
  • 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

  • One Pager

    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

landowners
request free trees now

Begin your tree request by filling out one simple form.

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