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  1. You can plant any day. If interested, join a global community planting together on global annual tree planting days on 22 May or 21 September.

  2. Consider planting local tree species, typical for your climate and dominant tree species in your region. You could plant your apple seedlings sprouted, or perhaps a local native tree for wildlife. No matter what the species, make sure that it’s not an invasive species

  3. When choosing your tree, ensure that the soil and place (shady/sunny) is suitable for it. Note that trees need plenty of room to grow, so don’t plant them near houses. Investigate if there are any special considerations about roots growth patterns before buying your plant. Find out also what kind of care the tree will require over short and long-term periods. See more tree care tips here.

  4. Grow your seedling or get one to be planted. 

  5. Planting a tree is a special moment. Prepare to take a photo or video during the occasion. Feel free to share it. Years later you can come back with the photo and compare how small it was then or how young you were then.

6. Want to share your tree with the world? Add it to a world map of planted trees! Find instructions here.


  1. Dig a hole for your tree. 

  2. Plant your tree. Give it some water.

  3. Celebrate, sing and dance, check  "Hi and ho - we plant trees"  

  4. Take a photo or video.


  • Planting  was just a start. You have to take care of your tree. Water it regularly. During the first couple growing seasons, your newly planted tree is expending a lot of energy trying to get its roots established in the soil. You can use mulch around your tree as it insulates the soil and helps to provide a buffer from heat and cold. It also keeps weeds out to avoid root competition.

  • Share your journey with the Earth School team and students by using #EarthSchool. We'll feature some of your photos and stories on our social channels, hopefully encouraging others to join the cause!

  • It would be great to know where and which trees have been planted. This will make our common effort more visible and verifiable.When people register their trees we can explore them and learn new species and places. You can update your tree registration later (add a new photo etc.) Find detailed instructions here.
  • Tree registration is an add-on feature in Envirate, a web app for rating local environments by sight, sound and smell. While rating you learn to see your environment in a different way. You will also understand how trees will make your environment more enjoyable. We recommend you to rate your environment too and see how others have rated their environment around the world.

Mika Vanhanen,
Aug 14, 2018, 1:13 AM