The Sapling Program

Learn how your business, no matter what size, can reforest National Forests

Photo by NFF

The Sapling Program is designed for companies and organizations that want to demonstrate their environmental commitment by planting trees on National Forests, but without the larger commitment of a corporate partnership. The Sapling Program is a critical component of our coalition of partners and supporters working together to reforest areas that need it the most.

To date, we’ve planted more than 1,000,000 trees with the help of our Sapling members!

Once you've joined the program, every dollar your business contributes will play a crucial role in revitalizing National Forests in need of reforestation. Your commitment truly makes a significant impact!

How It Works

Becoming a member of The Sapling Program and supporting tree planting on our National Forests is simple!

  • Enroll as a member. We require a one-time enrollment fee of $100 that supports program administration. Once enrolled, we’ll reach out with donation instructions.
  • Donate to plant trees. Your company can schedule recurring tree planting donations or make donations at your own pace. We do require regular donations to ensure our partnerships are active.
  • We plant your trees. Your donations will be invested in high priority projects across the country, and we’ll ensure that one native tree is planted for every dollar donated.

Please click on the below FAQs for additional information and requirements.

Enrolled Members, Make Your Tree Planting Donations Here

Tree planting donations may be set on a recurring basis. Please enter your business name in the promo code on the payment page.

***If you have not yet enrolled, please make your one-time enrollment donation on our enrollment form first.

Benefiting Your Business

Tree planting partnerships are a low-cost, easy way to demonstrate your company’s environmental commitment. Being a member of The Sapling Program shows customers your investment in National Forests - shared public lands, enjoyed by and of benefit to all Americans! To celebrate and recognize your partnership, we offer:

  • A partnership badge to show your support for National Forests on your website and in communications.
  • A partner resource kit with photos, shareable tree planting videos, and additional NFF resources.
  • Your company is listed in our Annual Report if donations exceed 1,000 per year.*
  • Your company is listed on the NFF’s Corporate Partners webpage if your donations exceed $1,000 per year.
  • Quarterly tree planting updates about the NFF's Reforestation Program and planting projects.

*September 30 is our annual deadline for listing in our annual report.

One Year, 365 Trees

Sapling Program members and individuals can commit to planting 1 tree a day for 365 days, showing that many small acts can add up to a big impact. Interested in making the “One Year, 365 Trees” pledge?

The Sapling Program members…

*Either of these commitments will go toward your membership.

If you’re an individual donor…

The Sapling Program Member Spotlight

"For us, April is always “Subaru Loves the Earth” month, a program that Subaru of America pushes that we choose to participate in as a dealership. We have TerraCycle recycling boxes that we use at our dealership because of this program, but we wanted to take it a step further and find a way to impact the environment in a positive way. We thought that planting trees would be a really great way to do so, and that’s how we found the National Forest Foundation's amazing tree planting program! We have done test drive campaigns before, like test drive to support breast cancer, benefitting the Carol Milgard Breast Center in October each year, but we especially liked how test drive for trees sounded and the impact we could make in April for Earth Day and for Subaru Loves the Earth month. We donated $10 for each test drive and since your program plants a tree for each dollar donated, we equated that to be 1 test drive = 10 trees planted. We are proud to say that we’ve gone almost completely paperless at Subaru of Puyallup, as well!" -Natalie Strauss-Bullion, Subaru of Puyallup - Harnish Auto Family


Abby Schembra, Reforestation Partnerships Coordinator, at [email protected]