What is Treecember + How to Gift a Tree For The Holidays

Meaghan Weeden | December 7, 2022 | 5 min read

What is Treecember?

Treecember is One Tree Planted's month-long holiday season celebration of everything that nature does for us — and everything we can do for nature. It's our way of celebrating the holidays and making them just a little greener. We take this time to honor the important things in life, like friends and family, giving to others, and appreciating nature. 

Some of our favorite things to do during Treecember include taking actions to celebrate sustainably, exploring the great outdoors, and gifting trees. We invite you to celebrate with us in any way that works for you! 

This holiday season, we’re planting trees for forest fire recovery in British Columbia, Idaho, Ghana, and Portugal. These areas have been severely affected by forest fires and aren't able to recover a healthy ecosystem on their own. With so much fire damage, reforestation is essential to catalyze the environmental recovery process. The trees are carefully planted to prevent invasive species from colonizing burn scars and restore quality habitat for native biodiversity. 

How to Gift a Tree This Holiday Season

Planting a tree is as easy as visiting onetreeplanted.org and selecting “Gift Trees.” You’ll tell us how many to plant, and select the perfect e-card to go with it. Pop in the recipient’s email, write them a personal message, and you’re good to go! Your recipients will even get a certificate to show the impact of their gift. You can plant as many trees as you'd like, whether it's a single tree or a small forest! When you gift a tree for the holidays, you'll know that your gift is making a powerful impact for people, wildlife, and the environment. 

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1. Choose how many trees you want to plant

Select the number of trees you’d like to plant on behalf of your recipient. You can plant as many trees as you would like!

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2. choose from a variety of e-card designs

With various design options, you can choose the card design that you like best.

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3. customize your card and let us know when to send it

Enter the sender and recipient’s name, the recipient’s email address and a custom message. The card will be sent on the day of your choosing.

However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a Happy Treecember and hope you have a wonderful sustainable holiday season. Want to take care of your holiday gifting and make a difference for nature and the environment? Gift a tree today!

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Gift a tree in someone's name as a heartfelt and everlasting way to show your appreciation. These trees will support AFR100, the African Forest Landscape Initiative! Choose an image below, write your message, choose a delivery date and gift a tree. Learn more

By gifting a tree, you will help to:

  • Provide jobs to minimize poverty in local communities
  • Improve climate change resilience & mitigation
  • Restore forest cover to improve food security
  • Give the gift of trees! Trees are an environmentally-friendly option that helps to create a healthier planet. These trees will be planted to support AFR100 with TerraFund. As Africa is on a mission to reverse these trends and restore 100 million hectares of land by 2030, this country-led effort will restore 100 million hectares of land by 2030. This restoration work aims to enhance food security, increase climate change resilience and mitigation and combat rural poverty. This work will revolve around 32 participating countries in Africa, along with local communities, national governments, public and private sector partners, and international development programs.
  • Planting trees in Africa reaps multiple benefits! Notably, reforestation here will help to add nutrients to the soil and control erosion, minimize poverty within local communities through the creation of jobs, and improve food security by feeding impoverished families through the planting of fruit trees. Ultimately, added forest cover in this region will diminish pressure on remaining forests, allowing biodiversity to flourish and ultimately helping with the global climate crisis.
  • Both you and the giftee will receive a personalized tree certificate (see gallery) with the recipient's name to thank you for your donation. The giftee will get a custom e-card created by you on your date of choice. We will also send you updates about this project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • We will plant an array of indigenous tree species throughout Africa, such as Senegalia polyacantha, Faidherbia albida, Albizia adianthifolia, Persea americana, Calliandra calothyrsus, Macadamia spp., shea, and mahogany. Fruit trees will also be planted, which include mango, orange, tangerine, avocado, apple, guava, and Brazil nut.

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