Who is the Indiana Tree Project?
The Indiana Tree Project is a joint effort between the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation; the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry; and the citizens of Indiana.
We are dedicated to planting and expanding Indiana's forests. By donating to plant trees, you will help wildlife, prevent soil erosion, support our state’s largest agricultural industry, and bring back natural beauty to our state. Help a greener Indiana take root.
- WHAT KIND OF TREES DO WE PLANT?
The Indiana Tree Project plants only native trees and shrubs that would typically be found in that region of the state and on soils that will support successful survival and growth. Tree species favored for all sites are those that produce abundant wildlife value ( seeds and nuts), have a long life span and will provide economic value down the road. These are typically upland and bottomland oaks, walnut, black cherry and other species that are in need of restoration.
- WHAT ARE THE INDIANA TREE PROJECT’S OBJECTIVES?
The Indiana Tree Project encourages the donation of individual trees that will be planted in our state forests. This effort will result in planting new hardwood seedlings throughout the state, expanding our forests, and continuing smart management of this important renewable resource.
- HOW IS MY $10 DONATION USED?
Your $10 donation goes a long way! A single $10 donation covers the cost of acquiring the land, purchasing the tree sapling, the planting of the sapling, initial maintenance of the planting site, and administration costs for The Indiana Tree Project. If this doesn’t sound like enough of a bargain, the US Forest Service has determined that a single tree produces $31,250 worth of oxygen, $62,000 worth of pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion—a pretty great return on your investment!
- HOW DO I TRACK MY TREE?
The track your tree feature is currently disabled, we are sorry for the inconvenience. If you would like to track an existing ID, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your Tree ID(s) you would like to locate in the e-mail and we’ll get you the information as soon as possible. Please remember, that your Tree ID Number corresponds to the acre of planting, not the individual tree itself. If you purchased multiple trees, you may have only received a single ID Number because all of your trees are planned for planting in the same acre
- WHO PLANTS AND MANAGES THE TREES?
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry plants the tree saplings and manages the planting sites. Each site is targeted for planting 1,000 trees on a single acre. However not all of the saplings planted will survive, and those planted will later compete with saplings that are allowed to naturally populate the site.
- WHY THE DNR, DIVISION OF FORESTRY?
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is certified to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C012858) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program. These certifications provide added assurance for the people of Indiana that the state’s forest resources are managed responsibly and will be protected for future Hoosiers.
- WHEN WILL MY TREE(S) BE PLANTED?
Planting of saplings usually occurs in the spring, but actual times may vary due to weather. Once you create your account and make a donation, you'll be able to use your Tree ID Number to access information about planting schedules and the location of your tree.
- WHERE WILL MY TREE(S) BE PLANTED?
Trees will be planted in one of Indiana’s 13 state forests. The planted trees are managed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division Of Forestry. To date, plantings have taken place at Yellowwood State Forest and Ravinia Woods, within Morgan-Monroe State Forest.