All 4-H groups are invited to join with thousands of 4-H youth to plant trees to slow global climate change. Kids love this SET service-learning project because they can get dirty while learning about the importance of trees in the climate crisis, energy management, erosion control, habitat creation, and more.
Since the project started planting trees in March, 2008, over 30,000 4-H youth in 44 states and provinces have planted over 250,000 trees!
4-H Million Trees Project
What is the 4-H Million Trees Project?
The 4-H Million Trees Project (4HMT) is an international youth-founded and led service-learning project to inspire 4-H youth to plant 1 million trees to slow global climate change.
Who can participate in 4HMT?
All 4-Hers are invited to join with thousands of their peers and become project participants. All 4-H Afterschool programs are invited to join. Please check the project website at www.4hmilliontrees.org to learn about the project, view the videos, and fill out the secure online registration form.
Tell me about the trees?
All 4-H units and clubs have the discretion to choose tree species, the number of trees in their planting project, and planting location. Youth are encouraged to conduct research about these issues so they can plan their tree planting events. We always encourage species that are native to the area, and locally adapted. Cooperative Extension experts in each county can help.
What about the cost?
Each club or unit is responsible for the cost of the tree planting. Creative ways to fund tree planting events are encouraged, such as fundraisers, grant proposals, and more. 4HMT has arranged a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation whereby 4-Hers can obtain 12 bareroot trees with a special $12 annual membership. To take advantage of this opportunity, click www.arborday.org/4h. 4HMT also has some funds and can offer matching grants to qualified clubs/units.
“Every day is a good day to plant a tree.”