You ARE the native tree campaign!

Large numbers of community organizers are needed to make this regional, five year campaign a success.

Email plantnovanatives@gmail.com if you can help.

Want to organize an event to celebrate native trees?

(Other volunteering ideas are below)

 

Everyone in the region is invited to use their creativity to organize events. Examples might include 

  • Tree walks. Here is how to lead a tree walk.  (For the general public, you would want to make it short, snappy and fun as well as relevant to your audience. "Planting and caring for your trees" versus "Getting to know our local trees" are likely to attract very different people. Hint: most people care about themselves more than they do about nature.) Click here for helpful planning guidelines.

  • Tree plantings

  • Removing invasive plants that threaten trees

  • Storytelling - traditional stories, or about trees that have meaning in your own lives

  • Tree art projects, for kids or adults

  • Poetry readings

  • Webinars

  • Labeling trees with their names (For easy-to-order arboretum-style aluminum plaques, click here. For other options, see this page for sign companies and templates.)

  • DIY signs in front of trees describing their particular benefits to wildlife and humans

  • Create a self-guided tour in which people fill in a word from the tree label to complete a quote. Example here.

  • Identify the champion trees in your community 

  • Create a GPS map of your community’s trees (email us if you need help)

  • Collect seeds from your trees  in early fall to be sent to the state nursery that grows seedlings (easy instructions here)

  • Forest bathing

  • Music

  • Scavenger hunts. (Here is an example, and another. The trees will be labelled. Or make a bingo card, or enjoy a word search.)

  • Geocaching - here is a great example. 

  • Fairy houses in the woods

  • Photo contest

  • Movie screenings

  • Anything creative you can come up with!

 

Here are some ideas for attracting an audience.

See this page to request materials for your event.

We will supply

campaign materials for your events.

See this page.

* Tabling signs   * Posters   * Brochures

             * Stickers       * Fliers

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3" stickers; 4" static cling for store windows

 
 
 

Faith Communities

  • Sermons about trees (examples)

  • Commemorative trees

Libraries

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11"x17" laminated sign

Businesses

 

Email for details plantnovanatives@gmail.com

  • Display a 4” or 5" Celebrate Trees static cling sticker in your window

  • GIve out our 3" Celebrate Trees stickers

  • Discounts for customers who bring in a receipt for a native tree or who pledge to plant one

  • Support your employees to plant native trees at home

  • Invite employees to attend service days in local parks to remove invasive plants

  • Hold a sale of native tree-related products or services

  • Give out gift certificates for native trees or shrubs

Other opportunities

 

Help put tree tags and stickers on native plants at the 21 participating garden centers - This is a very fun job, great for anyone who loves being around plants.

 

Become a Tree Rescuer - Join our cadre of people who are identifying trees at risk in their own communities. Read about it here.

Start a tree planting campaign in your community - Read about how others have done it and find tips for organizing here.

Join one of the planning teams - We need people to do the actual work, and we also need people to just help evaluate and generate ideas.

  • Publicity

  • Tree logistics

  • Corporations outreach

  • Outreach to climate-vulnerable communities

  • Steering Committee

 

Approach small businesses to display our Celebrate Trees static clings in their windows and give out stickers.

 

Give out campaign materials. Set up a table at local farmers markets, fairs or other events. We can get you campaign materials - just let us know what you need on this page.

If you would like to make a DIY display, here are materials you can print out and mount on a trifold.

Help with social media - We need more people to join our team so we can post frequently on all our social media outlets.

Share your expertise - We need more people for our Speakers Bureau and to staff our virtual Tree Choice "Hotline."