Beautiful view of the North Carolina Forest where The Gifted Tree has planting projects to plant gift trees.

Saint Louis Parks, Missouri

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

Project Description

This Gift Tree Planting Project is in community orchard parks around Saint Louis , Missouri.  This project is part of The Gifted Tree’s urban forestry projects where donations, instead of planting individual trees, will help plant groves of trees in urban areas – neighborhood parks, schools, and urban campuses – ensuring environmental justice in city-centered projects where trees are desperately needed. The trees planted are more mature in their growth cycle and average 3-6 feet in height when planted, helping to ensure long-term survivability and the ability to thrive in this urban area setting.

Urban areas in St. Louis face growing challenges related to air quality, soil health, lack of greenspace for native plants, food security and access to healthy nutrition. The American Lung Association has ranked St. Louis one of the 25 most polluted cities in the U.S. In addition, many urban residents in St. Louis face food insecurity and struggle to access healthy sources of food. The trees planted in this project are mainly fruit and nut bearing trees including Apple, Cherry, Peach and Pear plus a variety of nut trees. Resistance to pests and diseases is particularly important in ensuring that the trees can produce bountiful harvests using holistic, biological approaches to tree maintenance that avoid artificial pesticides and fertilizers. The resulting fruits, berries and nuts are organically grown, increase urban tree canopy, sequester carbon, improve soil biology and reduce stormwater runoff, which helps prevent soil erosion and urban flooding.

Neighborhoods use the orchards for after school programs, day camps, social events, health and wellness classes, and outdoor recreation. Our goal is that the trees planted in this project will produce an estimated 2.6 million servings of food over their lifetime. Likewise, by increasing urban tree canopy and lowering urban air temperatures, the orchards also can reduce risks of heat-related illnesses and respiratory illnesses.

Virtual Tour

You can view the general area of this planting project by clicking on the following link:

Virtual Tour – Missouri

Once connected to the map, feel free to zoom in and out to get a feel of the general planting
area as well as its location in Missouri, the United States, and the world. The link is best viewed on a
personal computer as opposed to a cell phone. Please understand that this is the general area of the tree planting
as we do not know the specific grove of trees. T
here is no plaque designating the gift tree and one cannot visit the tress.
Know that the tree planting project is making a monumental difference for the earth and
opening a new doorway to the world for future generations. If you have any questions, please
view our contact information at:

Preserve Their Legacy For Future Generations.

Location listed on tree tribute planting certificate =Saint Louis Parks, Missouri

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