Let's Plant Trees and Grow Hope Together!

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

― Chinese proverb

IPC partners have planted over 20,000 trees throughout the Chesapeake Bay region since the start of this exciting high-impact project. Our partnerships with Casey Trees, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and the Laudato Trees Team (LTT) of the Archdiocese of Washington Care for Creation Committee have reached out to congregations across the state to cultivate commitments. We are currently preparing a few different grant proposals to help congregations plant trees throughout Maryland to assist in reaching the state goal of planting 5 million trees. Pennsylvania has some robust tree planting goals as well.

Whether you are at an urban, suburban or rural congregation we might be able to help you achieve success with a tree planting project. Even if you don’t know how many trees can be planted on your congregational site that is OK – just fill that field on the Trees for Sacred Places Interest Form HERE with a “0”. Once we get the grant(s) we will work with you and our technical partners throughout the region to come up with a planting and project plan that works for your congregation.

Each program and region have different parameters, so the assistance that we can provide will depend on where you are located.

Want to learn more about how important trees are and the many benefits they provide? Watch IPC's Learning Lab: Creation's Cure-All? that dives deep into the many benefits trees provide to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Many congregations participating in this program have green teams that can help with the maintenance of the trees after planting. Find out more by watching our Trees for Sacred Places Learning Lab that focuses on tree maintenance where you will hear from the experts on what it takes to keep your trees healthy.

To learn more about green teams and how to start one at your congregation click here to be taken to our Faithful Green Leaders Training page.  

For more information contact the following Outreach Coordinators for your region. Baltimore Region contact Bonnie Sorak at [email protected] or call 443-799-0349. Montgomery and Prince George's Counties contact Sarah Redden at [email protected] or call 410-609-6852.