The Sapling Program

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

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?

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*Either of these commitments will go toward your membership.

If you’re an individual donor…

The Sapling Program Member Spotlight

CedarCraft manufactures a full line of outdoor wooden planters, perfect for gardeners looking to grow tomatoes, vegetables & herbs. Their planters are manufactured in BC, Canada from sustainably sourced fiber and are PEFC certified. Wood is a beautiful, natural, renewable resource which CedarCraft never takes for granted and drives their commitment to sustainability and reforestation.

In addition to their sustainability practices, CedarCraft has partnered with key retail accounts and the National Forest Foundation to implement a program to help mitigate the carbon footprint associated with the delivery of planters. Through this program, 1 to 2 trees are planted for every CedarCraft planter purchased. This program aligns with CedarCraft’s environmental initiatives as well as with the goals of many of their retail partners.

CedarCraft joined the NFF as a member the program and within a few months, they planted nearly 24,000 trees, earning them a spot as a corporate partner. The NFF is grateful for the support from CedarCraft and we're thrilled to keep planting trees with them!


Abby Schembra, Reforestation Partnerships Coordinator, at