Welcome to the 8 Billion Trees Club!

Georgette Kilgore headshot, wearing 8 Billion Trees shirt with forest in the background.Written by Georgette Kilgore

December 21, 2021

Success! You’re now included on our insider list, where we share news, alerts, and updates on our planting in the Amazon Rainforest.

Speaking of planting trees…

We’re now working on planting your 1 tree! But how exactly does it work?

When you visit our site or read updates about our reforestation and wildlife conservation efforts, it helps to spread awareness for our cause, which in turn helps us to grow support for our mission!

And by planting 1 tree in your name, we believe you will come to appreciate even more the positive impact we can all make for the planet. Only together can we make the powerful change our planet so desperately needs.

But planting a tree is hard work. Read on to learn about how we’re going to plant your tree.

Step 1: Collecting seeds of native species.

Collecting seeds from existing native trees is the first step.

Step 2: Grow the seedling in our nursery, providing it tender love and care over many months until it is strong enough to survive planting.

Caring for the native saplings in the Tocantins, Brazil nursery.

Step 3: Perform a geographical analysis of available planting sites to determine the absolute best place to plant the tree, so that it can have maximum impact for the environment and animals (tree habitats).

Scouting the right location is crucial for the long term survival of these native species of tree.

Step 4: Plant the tree!

Native saplings being planted in Tocantins, Brazil.

Step 5: Monitor the growth of the tree with monthly visits to the planting site to ensure it is growing happy and healthy.

8 Billion Trees biologist examines planted saplings for healthy growth.