Tree Planting Campaign

This year Amma turned 65. She rarely asks for anything at all, but for several years now, she has been asking us to plant trees. Will you commit to planting one tree (or more) this year, in honor of Amma?

Our goal for this project is to plant trees all over North America. We are happy to report that many devotees are responding with joy and enthusiasm. You can still participate!

  • The date has been extended – Due to some requests from devotees, and in order to accommodate planting seasons in our large geographical area, we have extended the tree-planting campaign until March 31st.

Let’s see if we can plant more than 1,500 trees to delight our beautiful, compassionate and ever-giving Amma! !

  • As of Sept. 28th, 187 people (plus one group) have pledged to plant 1,060 trees.
  • As of October 25th, more than 700 trees have already been planted!

Trees are being planted in in at least 3 countries, including the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

In Canada: British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

We even have pledges from Odisha and Kerala, India!

Use this ONLINE FORM to report how many trees you plant by March 31st.

You are welcome to report the trees you planted whether or not you made a pledge.

If you or your group already reported your 'Planted' trees, and then you decide to plant more… no problem! Just make another entry. Add the extra number of trees on the form under ‘Planted’. (Note: Do not include the number of trees you entered before. Our computer will add together all the 'Planted' entries for your name or your group’s name.) You can add more ‘Planted’ trees whenever you like, from now up till March 31st.

Trees planted during a satsang work party should be reported only by the organizer of the event, using the same form. .

Please send photos and stories about your tree-planting!

Once you plant your tree or trees, please send photos of it and/or your tree-planting stories to greenfriendsna@ammagroups.org. We will keep you posted on how our gift is coming along!

Also visit our Tree Planting Resources page for interesting articles, videos and information, including:

  • How to plant a tree
  • How to plant trees if you have no land
  • Why trees matter so much
  • Tree book and film reviews
  • A great informational tree poster
  • Resources for teaching children about trees, and downloadable tree coloring-sheets
  • Arbor Day’s tree finder, to help US residents choose the type of tree to plant
  • Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s website, which helps both U.S. and Canadian residents choose the type of tree to plant, and also has short videos and other info

"Each family should grow trees and plants in their yard. Planting a tree is selfless service to society. Just as we enjoy the presence of trees planted by people in the past, we too should plant for the future generations. If we haven’t done any selfless acts, we should plant a tree or sapling; that would be a truly selfless deed, benefiting others and ourselves."
– Amma

Feedback From Those Participating in the Tree Planting Campaign
An Apple Tree for Amma - The Truckee Demonstration Garden pledges to plant an apple tree for Amma

Tree Planting at Amrita Farms - Amma Center of Michigan plants 100 trees

Planting Trees at Upper Fanno - Volunteers in Portland, OR plant nearly 500 trees

Tree Planting at Maltby Farm - The Pacific Northwest takes up the tree planting pledge

A Birthday Hazlenut Tree for Amma - Lynda Burton plants a baby hazlenut


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