Plant a tree, grow our city
Nashville is losing trees. Yet our urban tree canopy is critical for the public health and environmental resilience of our city. Our goal is to restore Nashville’s canopy to maintain clean water and air for the future.
Root Nashville is a public-private campaign, led by Metro Nashville and the Cumberland River Compact, to plant 500,000 trees across Davidson County by 2050.
Root for Nashville
There are many ways to plant trees and join the campaign
Root for neighborhood yards
Opportunities for large, free trees for front yards and backyards
Root for businesses, places of worship, nonprofits
Apply for 10+ trees for private properties
Root for streets, schools, and public spaces
Contact our Metro Nashville partners for public property projects
Explore all tree-planting partners
Root Nashville is a campaign with many partners, all working towards the same goal
Register your tree
All newly planted trees can count towards this citywide movement. If you have planted a tree on your own, join the campaign to reach 500,000 trees by 2050 by adding your tree to the TreePlotter map.
Before you can register
Proceed to registering your tree if its trunk is at least 1 inch wide. If your tree’s trunk is less than 1 inch, sign up to receive an email reminder for registering your tree. (Smaller trees can count towards the citywide goal 1 year after they are planted.)
An Equitable Tree Canopy
Sign up for Treemail
Stay up-to-date on planting events and other tree news
Three million people and thousands of species depend on clean water from the Cumberland River. A strong, healthy tree canopy is one way to ensure that Nashville residents and wildlife have access to clean water.
Learn more about the Cumberland River Compact and their work to restore and protect the Cumberland River Basin.