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About the Celebrate Trees Project
Celebrate Trees is an environmental initiative of Mayor Paul D. Fraim and is designed as a community partnership that gives residents and businesses a reason to celebrate and grow Norfolk’s tree canopy. The program was inspired by a tree-planting program in Norfolk’s sister city, Kitakyushu, Japan.

Trees provide many benefits, including improving water quality, conserving energy, lowering city temperatures, reducing air pollution, enhancing property values, providing wildlife habitats, facilitating social and educational opportunities, and beautifying the city.

In the coming years, Norfolk’s goal is to increase the tree canopy from 33% to 40%, the recommended percentage for cities east of the Mississippi River.

Three Ways to Celebrate
Residents and businesses can get involved with Celebrate Trees in three ways:
  • Donate - Make a donation to the Living Legacy Grove fund, which will be used to plant trees in a designated public park or open space area. Read more about Living Legacy Groves.
  • Plant a Tree - Celebrate a meaningful event by planting a tree on your own property. View planting instructions and advice.
  • Request a Tree - Contact the City of Norfolk to request a street tree on the city-owned median or curb area in front of your home or business.