Today’s seeds

tomorrow’s trees.

Tomorrow’s Trees is a people-powered seed collection initiative that creates future forests for healthy rivers and streams.

Volunteers from all over the Potomac River region gather tree seeds from their communities and gift them to state nursery farms, where they are nurtured and transplanted for use in reforestation projects.

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Tomorrow’s Trees: Getting Nuts for Clean Water 

Tomorrow’s Trees brings the excitement of an acorn driven scavenger hunt to an important restoration challenge: planting millions of trees for clean water!

Help us reforest the Potomac River region!

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Trees are nature’s brita filters

Forests are nature’s best defenders of clean water in the Potomac River. They filter out toxins and improve water quality naturally. 

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Native trees are Critical

Trees native to our region are adapted to local soil, rainfall, and temperature conditions and are the most resilient towards many types of insects and diseases. They also support rich biodiversity. 

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We have a tree shortage

In the Chesapeake Bay region, 70 acres of forest are lost every day. Reforestation efforts are critical to countering tree loss and meeting local and regional planting goals. 

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All for seeds and seeds for all

From street trees in the heart of the city to a mighty oak in a farmer’s field, Tomorrow’s Trees needs help from all people in the lands and waters of the Potomac. 

Leaders in action

Volunteer Leaders are community ambassadors for the Tomorrow’s Trees program. Potomac Conservancy provides all training and tools to equip them to host their own local seed collection events. 

  • Lead an event in your own community
  • Meet other eco-advocates
  • Measure your community’s impact
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Keep tabs on the health of the Potomac River and how trees and our community are transforming the future of clean water. #tomorrowstrees

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