No matter which “Giving Grove” you choose, rest assured that we are working with well-established tree planting partners who have been doing this work for years. You can be confident that your gift tree will be planted as requested, and with foresters on location, the long-term survival of your gift tree is also a gift to the world . The Gifted Tree personnel have even personally visited some of the tree planting sites, and we will continue to make and expand our visits.
A few things to keep in mind:
- The U.S. National Forest location will be noted on the tree certificate presentation so the recipient will know exactly where his, her or their tree is planted.
- Your tree is planted among thousands of other gift trees and there is no plaque designating your gift tree, but an official register is maintained in our office. Our planting partners select and plant trees native to the specific area and the species type will vary depending on what is best for that location in the world.
- If known, the types of trees planted in a specific project are outlined in the project description, but please understand that you are not able to choose a specific type of tree.
- The trees will be planted at the best suitable planting time for each project, which is typically in the spring or fall.
All of the above is being done to ensure long-term survival of the trees and to accomplish the goals of the project.
Finally, an exciting result of advanced technology, a virtual “visit” to the tree planting area is now possible. If the gift recipient chooses to opt-in to this option, we will email them a description of the tree planting project along with a link to Bing Earth maps. One click on the computer and they will be able to virtually visit the area where their gift tree is planted!