Plant A Tree
Plant a Tree at Woodend Nature Sanctuary to:
- Honor someone close to you
- Recognize an accomplishment
- Memorialize a departed loved one
- Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other significant life event
- Honorees will be added to our Tree Champion Tributes and Tree Champion Donors pages.
Understory Shrub Sapling
These important trees and shrubs provide cover for ground-nesting birds. Understory trees and shrubs are needed throughout our forested areas of Woodend Sanctuary. The names of donors or recipients will be added to our Tree Champion pages.
Canopy Tree Sapling
Canopy trees will be planted in locations across Woodend Sanctuary to provide habitat for wildlife, manage stormwater run-off and provide shade for campers, event guests, and other visitors year-round. The names of donors or recipients will be added to our Tree Champion pages.
Three Canopy Tree Saplings
A variety of native tree species are needed to increase biodiversity in Woodend’s forest. The names of donors or recipients will be added to our Tree Champion pages.
Special Commemoration Tree
Select your own tree from a list of trees available for planting at Woodend Sanctuary. Nature Forward will provide complete maintenance for the first two years after planting and will replace the tree if it dies within five years of planting. The names of donors or recipients will be added to our Tree Champion pages.
Special Planting Ceremony at Woodend
Celebrate an important milestone or event with a special tree planting ceremony at Woodend Nature Sanctuary. Select your tree and Woodend staff will prepare a wonderful tree planting ceremony that can be attended by your loved ones. Professional photographs of the planting will be sent to you and Nature Forward will provide complete maintenance for the first two years after planting and will replace the tree if it dies within five years of planting. The names of donors or recipients will be added to our Tree Champion pages.
Your gift, at any level, will help put Woodend’s ecosystem on a path of recovery so that it can further our education and conservation mission. Thank you!
Give a gift that lasts: Help plant a tree at Woodend Sanctuary.
Our goal is to increase native biodiversity, while greatly reducing the presence of non-native invasive plants. The restoration of native plant communities will foster the recovery of interrelated environmental systems in the decades to come, including soil health, groundwater recharge and native food webs.
Native tree species to be planted include American Holly (Ilex opaca), Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana), Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), Inkberry (Ilex glabra), and Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana).
We’re excited to watch renewed tree saplings grow and thrive to become a future forest, and nurture the restoration of habitats for native species including shrub-nesting songbirds and the amphibians that require herbaceous cover.
You can be part of this rebirth by enhancing our ability to support our wildlife!
For more information
about the Plant A Tree Campaign
or the Woodend Restoration Project,
Corinna Fisk at
or by phone at (301) 652-9188 x31