The National Association of REALTORS® has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to plant 1.575 million trees by the end of 2025.
NAR has committed to donating $1.575 million to plant at least one tree in national forest lands for each REALTOR® member. NFF only plants native, ecologically appropriate trees and targets support to areas that need the most help.
Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 NAR President and proud Texan, spearheaded the partnership. “We’re helping to foster more vibrant communities by increasing the number of trees around us, delivering cleaner air, enhancing stormwater mitigation, and encouraging biodiversity in ecosystems,” she says. “We are thrilled to partner with the National Forest Foundation as part of our ongoing efforts to support the millions of consumers and communities that we, as REALTORS®, serve every day.”
Planting 1.575 million trees reduces 750,000 metric tons of carbon in the atmosphere — as much as powering 145,931 homes for a year or operating more than 160,000 gas-powered passenger vehicles, according to EPA calculations.