Trees for Sacred Places 

(formerly the "10,000 Trees Program")

Congregations Are Planting Trees!


Holy Communion Lutheran Church planting 91 trees                                ~photo by Dave Warren, Courtesy of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay                                                                                          

So far people of faith have planted 1700 trees!  By planting trees, congregations are contributing to watershed restoration, community beauty, and engaging in care for God's Creation.

Trees for Sacred Places
is a partnership between Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay offers congregations the following for FREE:

  • Spiritual workshops to explore faith teachings on stewardship along with the spiritual meanings of trees and water in our faith traditions
  • Educational workshops on the importance of tree planting in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Planting Plan tailored to your site
  • Hands-on training for tree planting and maintenance
  • Crew leaders to guide the congregations’ volunteers on the planting day
  • And, of course, FREE Native trees!

For additional details contact Kolya Braun-Greiner at or call 516-776-6129.

IPC and The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay received full funding for this project fromMaryland’s Department of Natural Resources for this project.

to the following 25 congregations which have completed their Tree Planting Day for a total of 1700 trees:

  • Watersedge Baptist in Dundalk
  • St. Margaret’s Episcopal in Annapolis
  • Geneva Presbyterian in Potomac
  • Saints Philip & James Catholic parish in Baltimore
  • Baltimore Sikh Society
  • Christ Episcopal Church in West River
  • St. Andrew's United Methodist School in Edgewater
  • Woodbrook Baptist in Baltimore
  • All Saints Lutheran in Bowie
  • Chizuk Amuno Congregation in  Baltimore
  • Friendship United Methodist Church in Friendship
  • Temple Emanuel of Baltimore
  • Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
  • Union Baptist Church in Baltimore
  • Holy Communion Lutheran in Fallston
  • Gallery Church in Baltimore
  • Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore Emmanuel Monastery in Lutherville
  • St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church in North East
  • St. James Episcopal Academy in Monkton
  • Salem Lutheran Church in Jarrettsville
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Marlboro
  • The Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown
  • Epiphany Episcopal Church in Timonium
  • Temple Isaiah in Fulton
  • Covenant United Methodist Church in Montgomery Village
  • Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Baltimore

More Congregations Needed to Plant Trees!

Please spread the word that we have space for more congregations in this program. You can use this flyer to share this project with your community or tell someone else about it who might be interested. 


Here's a list of Reasons for Planting Trees.


Here's a helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions.  

How does our Congregation get started?

Check out this Step-by-Step Guide about the Trees for Sacred Places Project on how to get started and walk through the process.

WHEN and WHERE are Tree Planting Events?

View the Calendar of Trees for Sacred Places events.

Need help starting the conversation in your congregation about bringing this program home?
We can help with that! Contact us!

Heavy Downpours Bring... Runoff:  An Even Greater Need for Trees

Read this reflection: A Climate for Runoff & Response by Trees for Sacred Places Project Coordinator, Kolya Braun-Greiner





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