Plant a Tree

Grow our City

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Yes we canopy

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.

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Why now?

Nashville is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth—with a 45% increase in population between 2000 and 2017. This growth has led to a loss of trees throughout Davidson County. 

Trees not only keep Nashville beautiful, but are a key part of our city’s critical infrastructure. As we grow, we must preserve our existing trees and plant new ones to maintain the green and healthy city we love.


Learn everything you need to know about Root Nashville on our FAQ page.

Clean air

Trees remove pollution from the atmosphere, improving air quality and human health.

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6,300 tons

Our trees remove 854,000 tons of CO2 each year, which is equal to taking 142,000 cars off the road.

Cool city

Trees cool our neighborhoods and reduce the heat island effect by providing shade

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Throwing shade

Nashville experiences 25 more days over 90°F than its surrounding rural counties. Trees can lower temperatures by 1-4°F on summer’s hottest days.

Clean water

Trees absorb and filter stormwater before releasing it into the ground and eventually nearby streams.

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1,500 gallons

A single 10-inch maple tree intercepts over 1,500 gallons of stormwater a year, enough to fill 14 bathtubs.

Conserve energy

Trees planted near buildings can help keep them cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

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That's cool!

Trees can help reduce annual heating and cooling costs by 4%.

How can you help?

We need everyone’s support to reach our goal. Please consider doing one of the below.

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Take action by becoming a Neighborhood Planting Captain!

Pledge to Plant

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Register a tree

Add your newly-planted tree to our list

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Your donation will support the purchase of more trees!

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Help us plant 500k trees in the Nashville area

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Every tree counts! Explore Nashville’s trees.

Root Nashville is a public-private partnership between Metro Nashville and the Cumberland River Compact, in collaboration with NashvilleHealth, The Nature Conservancy, Nashville Tree Foundation, and Hands on Nashville.

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