Neighborhood Forest

Gives free trees to kids every Earth Day.

Parkland Community Library is celebrating Earth Day! We are participating this spring in the 15th annual Neighborhood Forest Free Trees for Kids program.

Trees will be distributed during Earth Week (April 22-30).

Fill out a simple form. Families will receive a free tree (6–12 inches in size) during Earth Week. We will contact you by email to pick up your tree at the library along with planting instructions.

Parents and caregivers can register for a free tree online by March 15.

About Neighborhood Forest

We love trees, love planting them, and watching them grow.  We want to give every child this joy.

Founded in 2010 by Vikas Narula, Neighborhood Forest grew from a free tree project started by David Kidd. Vikas and his college friends adopted the program and gave away tens of thousands of trees to school children across southeast Iowa.

After graduating from college, Vikas moved to Minneapolis. Years later, when his first son entered kindergarten, Vikas rekindled his college love of giving trees to children. He started Neighborhood Forest and the program grew into a family affair.

What started with four schools in Minneapolis has grown to over 400 schools, libraries, and youth groups in 35 states across America and Canada. The goal of Neighborhood Forest is to reach every child in North America and, eventually, the world.

This program meets PA Forward Civil & Social literacy initiative.

Pa Forward Gold Star Library Since 2018

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