We know that when you order from Trees for a Change, you are placing your trust in us, and we take that very seriously. There are a few other organizations that plant trees as gifts, and you will not find evidence of actual tree plantings on their websites. Do they visit the trees? No. Can they show you photos of the trees? No. Are they actually planting the trees? Who knows. You can count on us to plant your tree because for us, it is all about the trees. More than anything else, we get our greatest satisfaction from the number of trees we plant each month. Knowing that together we can make positive changes for people and the environment is the reason we are in business, so having the trees planted is our favorite part of our job! Check out our planting locations, information, photos and maps.
Who actually plants the trees?
We work with the U.S. National Forest Service to plant the trees. They are forest experts, and they take great care to plant the trees in the places and using the methods that help ensure survival.
Will my tree have my name on it?
No. To preserve the natural beauty of the forest, no plaques or signs are put on the trees.
Can I find out exactly where my tree has been planted?
Yes, but only after it has been planted. The Forest Service chooses the particular National Forest they think will benefit the most from our reforestation program. So, we cannot tell you exactly where your Tree Gift will be planted at the time of your order, but we can tell you where it was planted the spring after your Tree Gift was ordered.
When will my tree be planted?
Our trees are usually planted in the spring, but sometimes they are planted in the fall, depending on the conditions of the particular forest. Whatever time of year you order or receive a Tree Gift, you can be sure that your tree will be planted no later than the following spring.
Are your trees a mono crop being grown for pulp or lumber?
Our trees are not a mono crop planted to later be cut down for paper pulp or lumber. Trees for a Change trees are planted to help restore destroyed U.S. National Forests back to their pre-wildfire state.
Would my tree get planted anyway, even if I didn't order it?
No. Each tree that is planted is planted specifically because someone ordered it from us.
Can I pay by check?
Sure! Just print out your shopping cart "shipping" page and send it along with your contact information to PO BOX 4351 Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Or, we can take your order by phone and you can drop the check in the mail. Please be advised that orders paid for by check usually take 2-3 days longer to process.
When will you ship my tree gift?
Orders are usually processed and shipped in 1-3 business days, and we ship USPS Mail. We will send you an email confirmation when we have shipped your gift.