ARA | NAR to plant 1.5 million trees

January 31, 2024

NAR Partnership with the National Forest Foundation

NAR partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) on a large-scale initiative with the commitment of planting one tree per member, totaling 1.575 million trees planted on behalf of the association.

Tree Planting Approach

Trees will be planted using a need-based approach to repopulate areas affected by events such as wildfires, drought, and deforestation. This initiative facilitates social goodwill with NAR’s REALTOR® brand.

Bringing the benefits of trees to communities and areas nationwide supports NAR’s sustainability efforts and aligns with its sustainability and resilience plan to demonstrate leadership on this issue.

Impact of the Tree-Planting Campaign

More than a tree-planting campaign, it’s a commitment to restoring U.S. public lands that provide so much to all of us—clean drinking water, fresh air, a future for our children, and places to play.

Tree Planting By the Numbers

Planting 1.575M trees reduces 750,000 metric tons of carbon in the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the annual electricity use of 145,931 homes, or 161,602 gas-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year, or over 91 billion smartphones charged.

Getting REALTOR® Associations Involved

The tree-planting commitment from NAR can provide a template for environmental actions and related events from state and local REALTOR® associations. Events can be funded by sustainability grant money from NAR and can help raise sustainability awareness among members about how their markets are impacted.

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