Welcome to the new Plant Memorial Tree website!

Memorial Tree Service: Why Trees?

Remember, celebrate, or thank someone special in your life with our memorial tree service from Plant Memorial Tree®! Dedicate a tree in our Nation’s Forests to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, honor the memory of a loved one, or send gratitude.

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Hand holding a miniature tree
The Benefit of Trees
  • Clean water for the 123 million Americans who rely on National Forests for tap water
  • Fresh air and carbon sequestration
  • Food, habitat, and security for wildlife from grizzlies and bobcats, to salmon and warblers
  • Healthy fish habitat, helping streams run cool and clear for salmon, bulltrout, and countless other freshwater fish
  • Worldclass recreation opportunities for the millions who visit National Forests to ski, hike, fish, and explore
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About the National Forest Foundation

Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation works with the U.S. Forest Service to care for these natural treasures for the millions of visitors they receive each year and for you, and those who come after you.

The National Forest Foundation brings people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, we engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System.

Tree Planting Program

Since 2009, the NFF has planted more than 3 million trees and shrubs in National Forests from California to Vermont. With our planting partner, the U.S. Forest Service, the NFF restores forests that have been damaged by natural events like wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and insect infestations.

Our memorial trees service helps aid the restoration efforts of National Forests’ ecosystem functions. They filter water, store carbon, and provide healthy wildlife habitat, playing a big role in revitalizing these incredible landscapes.

Upwards view of trees in a forest

Your National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with:



spectacular acres of wildlands



of scenic byways to drive



of trails to hike



of wild and scenic rivers to float



in which to pitch our tents


natural pools

to swim in

Plant a memorial tree today — $14.99!