Q. What trees are counted toward the Plant One Million goal?
Any tree planted after January 01, 2011 in the 13 counties listed here qualify as Plant One Million trees.
The primary partners are developing a comprehensive accounting methodology to determine what trees will count toward the Plant One Million goal.We started counting with the spring 2011 planting season (everything from Jan. 1 forward). Each planting season beginning with this one, PHS will work with partners across the region to tally up the different types or categories of plantings. Here are a few examples of the categories we’re collecting for Plant One Million:
• Street, Park and Yard community-based bare root trees
• Parks and other public landscape trees
• TreeVitalize plantings
• Programs (ex: “A Tree in Every Yard” program)
• Sales at regional garden centers and retailers – Meadowbrook Farm, for example
• Riparian plantings (A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream)
• Plantings by community groups/nonprofits
• Self-reported plantings via PlantOneMillion.org
We plan to release comprehensive counts – adding those day-to-day numbers in with all of the other counts noted above – after each planting season. Plant One Million Progress Reports will be available in July (for spring) and December (for fall).