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100K Trees for Humanity celebrates its fourth anniversary of tree planting December 10, 2023.

100K Trees for Humanity Fourth Anniversary celebration image of a small group of diverse people digging dirt around a newly planted tree.
100K Trees for Humanity Fourth Anniversary celebration

We've grown

from the kernel of an idea

into a full fledged initiative!

100K Trees for Humanity is helping cities and community groups to plant urban neighborhoods for climate, for equity and for public health.

We started with a small, commited group of local environmental activists in October of 2019 to share an idea-- that putting a tree in a person's would be a transformative experience. One that they would want to repeat again, and again, and again. On December 10 of that year, International Human Rights Day, we formally launched to the world as 100K Trees for Humanity, to plant the planet one tree at a time.

Big Dreams & Plans

Our April 2020 Earth Day plans to plant 10,000 seedlings were dashed by the pandemic's shelter in place. However, we finally managed to get our first trees in the ground in November of that year in Alameda, California. (see pic below)

Two you men wearing surgical face masks pose with their shovels beside the newly planted London Plane tree.
Oscar: our first tree planted in Chochenyo Park, Alameda, California, in November, 2020.

Since then, 100K Trees has led communities to:  

  • Plant more than 600 neighborhood and school trees in Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda and Hayward;  

  • Support 900 Hayward schools students to grow 1000 trees in classroom tree nurseries;  

  • Helped raise over $2.4M in tree funding and donated trees for California communities. 

California Urban Forests Council logo and CUFC Awards logo.

We have also been:

  • Awarded two awards by the California Urban Forests Council (2021)

  • Gifted 1,000 trees by Google!

It takes a village

Most importantly, we are proud of our partnerships with UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Peralta Community College District, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Key Club, Stem4Real, OSH-Outdoor Supply Hardware, Republic Services and all the active tree planting 100K Trees community groups and high schoolers that spread from Marin City, to the East Bay of San Francisco Bay, to Compton down in Los Angeles!

Going to scale

With the most recent donations of thousands of trees, we now need additional staff capacity grow our organization to help us raise the needed funds to get these and even more trees in the ground!

Won't you help us? Help us to grow trees for climate with your donation.

100K Trees for Humanity Fourth Anniversary celebration image of children's dirt stained hands palms up, standing in a ring.

We are planting the planet, one tree at a time! 

Thank you.

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With the end of October comes the rainy season,

and that is the optimal time to plant trees!

As a tree planting nonprofit, 2020 has been a tough year for us. We planned our inaugural tree planting for Earth Day in April-- and then shelter in place shut it all down.

Now, after eight months into this COVID pandemic, 100K Trees for Humanity will finally get to plant its first trees in Alameda soil.

On Saturday November 21, 100K Trees for Humanity will join 20 volunteers and Alameda Recreation and Parks Department staff to dig holes and plant 20 new trees in the park formerly known as Jackson Park.

The event is the impetus of Jackson Park Neighbors, a passionate group of Alamedans living on and ar ound the park who care deeply about the park's upkeep, with particular regards to the health and restoration of the park's historic trees.

Jackson Park is Alameda's first park, a two-block long commonwealth that lies on the city's East End. Originally named "Alameda Park" in 1895, it was renamed for President Andrew Jackson in 1909. The park features a tree-lined perimeter of London Planes, a two story gazebo, and an original symmetrical plan that pairs two of specific species of trees along its entire length; from palms, to redwoods, to yews, to magnolias and more.

* Image courtesy of Jackson Park Neighbors.

The tree planting is to replace several fallen or felled trees and some replacement trees. It is scheduled from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday the 21st. Due to the ongoing pandemic and to protect the safety of volunteers and city staff and interested onlookers, the event will include livestream trainings for viewers to watch and learn:

* How to properly plant trees

* Citizen Tree Mapping: for missing street trees

* Tree Survival Training: How to ID and help suffering trees

* With a training by Alameda Backyard Growers

Join 100K Trees for Humanity online to participate virtually in this inaugural tree planting event.

-Amos White is Founder and CEO of 100K Trees for Humanity.

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