Thanksgiving tree planting day

Plant a tree to say thank you to mother nature for all she gives you.

28th November 2013

Plant a tree to give thanks for all that you have

It’s time to give back to nature by planting a tree on November the 28th to say thank you for everything that you have in your life. The air you breathe, the food you eat and the products you use all come from the same source.

By giving back to nature you will also be helping other people that don’t have as much as you. A healthier planet will be able to look after more people.

You can buy a tree seedling or small tree from your local garden centre, florist or nursery. You can plant a tree in your garden, for your local community or even in a plant pot for your balcony. If it’s too cold to plant outside keep your tree indoors until spring. It’s the tree planting ACT that counts.

This is our 2nd Tree Planting Day

Following the success of our first Tree Planting Day we decided that giving back to nature should be something we do on a regular bases. The tree planting day calendar will be available soon.

Our first tree planting day was in honour of Global Cooperation Day, initiated by Liz Greenwell. All of our tree planting days are dedicated to Global Cooperation and you can see some of the trees planted here.

Promise to plant  |   See some trees planted with us so far

You and your tree could feature in our movie

Upload your pictures and videos of your tree planting and we’ll create a short movie for each of our tree planting days. Promise to plant

Inspired by Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving is mainly celebrated in North America. It’s a day of giving thanks for the harvest of the preceding year and also to think about the less fortunate. What better way to give thanks than to plant a tree to help restore our natural resources and create a healthier planet that can look after us all. Giving back to nature is something you should all do no matter where you are.

National Tree Week

National Tree Week is organised by The Tree Council and is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration (23rd November to 1st December 2013). So plant a tree with us on the 28th November to give thanks and celebrate trees.

Giving back to nature challenge

Promote the value of trees and nature with our giving back to nature challenge. It’s a lesson plan for schools and it’s also great for CSR with employees. Read more.

Promise to plant  |   See some trees planted with us so far

“Imagine ForestNation… Imagine a world where everyone grows their own tree”.

~ Julian Lennon – ForestNation Ambassador


Plant trees on November 28th

It’s really easy to find some trees to plant locally. Your local garden centre, florist or nursery can supply you with small trees or seedlings. You can plant a tree in your garden, in a pot for your terrace or balcony, in your local school or park (if you have permission)… If you are stuck for ideas or cannot get a tree to plant just contact us for help.

  1. Register your promise to plant.

  2. Organise your tree seedling from a local nursery, florist or garden centre. Request help if you need it.

  3. Upload your photos and/or video.

  4. Enjoy, care and show your respect for nature!

* If it’s not a good time of year to plant outside in your area you can still participate. Plant your tree in a plant pot and care for it until the time is right to plant outside or transplant to a bigger pot.


  • During the years trees gave us shelter in many ways, food and so many other things. Now its the time the Human race gives something back to trees – Security for each tree. (Tree Planting Day 1. See their tree)

    Joseph Zammit Le Meridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa, Starwood Hotels
  • Ascension Lutheran School in Thousand Oaks, Canada, will be planting a white alder in our teaching garden on Friday morning. Blessings!!

    Tiffany Napierala ~ Ascension Lutheran School
  • We are going to plant two trees to support this initiative in Son Vida Hotel. (Tree Planting Day 1. See their tree)


    Jaime Cortés ~ Son Vida Hotel, Starwood Hotels
  • We are very delighted to participate in the tree planting and as part of our Global Environmental commitment. (Tree Planting Day 1. See their tree)

    Steve Palomero ~ The Westin Resort Guam
  • AP Human Geography and Earth Science classes at Atkins High School in Arkansas planted a Red Oak tree in honor of Global Cooperation day! We are doing our part!

    Margaret Robinson ~ Atkins High School in Arkansas
  • test treee

    This is awesome!

  • Lucy

    a tree for a better world. love+a new tree=a new life.

  • Peter

    Peter the fan palm! I’m naming my first tree after my Grandpa ❤️

  • Hermes


  • yeeter

    I hope this tree is always surrounded with people who love the outdoors and provides shade and good climbing.

  • Nikola g


  • Carl

    Just brought Carl home today! Excited to see his life blossom and help make our planet healthy again.

  • Hope

    Hope, I hope you grow,

  • Emmett’s Redbud

    Finally sprouted!

  • River Birch

    Birch is one of our Native Trees in Ireland. It will be planted at the site of Ireland’s first Tree…

  • White Spruce

    Every tree counts! Thanks for your help, Forest Nation! Ireland’s Easy Treesie Project

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