Learning with Trees

Transform your school grounds into an environmental learning classroom!


Tree Trust’s Learning with Trees program has been bringing environmental education to Minnesota schools for the last 20 years!

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We Empower:
A Tree Trust coordinator guides a Green Team of school personnel through the planning of a school landscape plan, school-wide tree planting day and maintenance of the planted trees.

We Create:
A landscape designer from Tree Trust uses ideas from the school’s Green Team to create a landscape plan that fits with each school’s unique needs.

We Educate:
Schools host the interactive traveling exhibit, “Our Town Trees” to teach students about the benefits of trees.

We Plant:
Students learn hands-on about trees as they each plant a tree with their classroom.

We Hear Good Things:
“The Learning with Trees program with Tree Trust has been absolutely amazing for our school campus, and an amazing experience for our students and helped unite our entire school community! Nearly two years later, our students still remember which tree or shrub their class planted and we are beginning to enjoy the beauty of the growing trees.  As a principal, I have partnered with Tree Trust at two separate schools in two different communities and would do it again in an instant; they are a top notch group to work with, work to understand our needs and truly want to make a positive impact on our school community and the future of our environment.” – Will Remmert, Principal, Eagle View Elementary School

The experience we had with the Tree Trust was amazing! Every detail from the planning of the necessary landscaping, scheduling the dates, coordination of the volunteers was organized and efficient.   Working with Diana and her volunteers was a great experience and I didn’t have to worry about anything.  The students enjoyed working with the volunteers and they were so enthusiastic about naming their own tree.  The volunteers were very patient with the students and exhibited a passion for their work. Thank you very much for this experience!” – Jodi Markworth, Principal, Sheridan Hills Elementary School

lwtTree Trust’s Learning with Trees program is a free program for Minnesota elementary and middle schools, funded by foundation grants and corporate sponsorships so there are no fees charged to schools for participation. Schools may apply year-round for participation in this program, however availability to participate is dependent on geographic location in relation to sponsorships. For more information, view our flyer, contact Karen Zumach at 952-767-3880 or apply.


Program Sponsors:

Sponsoring a partner school is a unique way for companies to demonstrate their commitment to greening the communities in which they do business and to gain recognition for being good corporate citizens.

Tree Trust thanks our 2019 Learning with Trees sponsors:

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To inquire about becoming a Learning with Trees program sponsor, please contact our Executive Director, Jared Smith.