People for Trees™

Make a difference in your own backyard.

Within the first year of the People for Trees campaign, more than 1,000 Northeast Ohioans pledged to plant more than 4,000 trees in our neighborhoods.

In addition, Holden Forests & Gardens has planted more than 1,400 trees with the help of our community partners. This is great momentum, but we’re just getting started.

Holden Forests and Gardens’ People for Trees encourages and empowers residents in urban and rural communities to plant and care for a tree beginning with making a pledge. We will support each pledge with easy-to-follow instructional toolkits, guidance on how to select the most appropriate tree and where to purchase it, free virtual classes and other ongoing support.

Our goal is to have 15,000 trees planted and cared for together throughout Northeast Ohio by 2025.

Join the movement by filling out the pledge form below.

People for Trees is generously sponsored by:

Here are some of the things our People for Trees have said.

What do you love about trees?

“Planting them and watering them!”

Hunter (5)

“We planted a Magnolia tree in honor of a neighbor and the flowers are beautiful. It has become a special tree for our whole neighborhood.”


Have you already pledged?

Be sure to take a picture of you with your tree and post it to social media with the hashtags #MyTreeInCle #HoldenPeopleForTrees

Be a friend to trees. Join People for Trees.

Make the Pledge

Support People for Trees by purchasing limited edition merchandise illustrated by Julia Kuo

Available now at The Garden Store at Cleveland Botanical Garden and The Treehouse Store at Holden Arboretum.

Donate today

Make a contribution that will go toward planting trees in Cleveland neighborhoods or make a general donation to the People for Trees initiative and support education, community forestry projects, and scientific research.

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