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.

Can I choose where my tree is planted? 

No- but we have a good reason why.Our mission here at Trees for a Change is to provide thoughtful, meaningful gifts that live on to restore these devastated forest lands. We aren't just about planting trees, but planting trees where they will do the very most good. It would be nice if we could offer more choice in planting areas, but our priority is planting our trees where they are needed most. We hope you agree that when it comes to giving a thoughtful and meaningful gift that is about LIFE, a gift that truly honors the recipient, putting the trees where that life will make the biggest difference is the best thing we could possibly do.

Can I find out exactly where my tree has been planted?

Yes. Check out our Tree Locations page for more information.

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.

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.