The “Mohr Trees!” project is a partnership with the ParkLands Foundation, the McLean County Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Living Lands and Waters. The Ecology Action Center pledged to help ParkLands plant 4,200 small trees at the Mohr Tract near Lexington in April 2021. With the help of Living Lands and Waters, the EAC now hopes to more than double that number to plant 10,000 trees in 2021.
The trees planted will all be native hardwood species including black oak, red oak, white oak, bur oak, pecan, and shagbark hickory. These trees are cost-effective bare-roots seedlings; we are asking for a donation of $5 per tree which covers the cost of both a tree and related supplies and expenses.
To further increase the impact and leverage donations, Living Lands and Waters as part of their One Million Trees project will match each tree donation with another tree. These matching donations will be planted at nearby ParkLands parcels including the Merwin Preserve.
Please give generously as you are able in order to help us reach our ambitious goal of planting 10,000 new trees this year in McLean County! Church groups, families, workplaces, organizations, and other groups can also work together in their efforts. Learn more about Tree Teams or Volunteering to Plant Trees.
Memorial or Tribute Tree Donations may be made in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion.
Donations to the Ecology Action Center, as a 501c3 nonprofit organization, are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.