Adding trees to TreePlotter

You've planted a tree. Now join the citywide movement and make sure your tree counts toward our big planting goal!

The Root Nashville campaign is unique: all 1″-caliper trees planted in Davidson County can be counted towards our ambitious goal of planting 500,000 trees by 2050. That means that the trees you plant in your own yard (or business) count! (If you have received trees from the Cumberland River Compact or through the Nashville Tree Conservation Corps’ tree sale, we add the trees to TreePlotter on your behalf.) Check out the how-to below to learn how to add your tree to the TreePlotter software.

Video instructions:

Written instructions:

Go to the Root Nashville website, and click the button that says “View tree map.”

This is what the TreePlotter homepage looks like:

Click on the “1. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF” link. Add your email address and choose a username. You can also sign up through a Google or Facebook account. Check the box that says “I’m not a robot” (assuming you’re not a robot!) and then click the “SIGN UP” button at the bottom of the screen.

Then, click on “2. ADD TREES” and add your tree’s information into the “Add Trees” pop-up screen.

After you have entered your tree’s information, you can plot its location. Zoom in on the location on the map, or click on the globe icon in the upper left hand toolbar and type in a specific address.

Your tree has been plotted! The tree will count in TreePlotter immediately, and be added to the tree count on the Root Nashville website at the next update. Great work making our city greener, healthier, and stronger.

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