Cool Green Trees was grown through a passion for planting trees in a changing world. We are taking action to mitigate climate change and to advance environmental justice. We are working on local change that will affect the health of generations to come.

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"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
Warren Buffett

Why Plant Trees?

So much more than looking pretty.

Planting more trees could have a tremendous impact on our communities. We envision a more resilient and thriving Birmingham, in which everyone can experience and share nature’s benefits.

Adding more nature to the built environment delivers benefits that reach beyond pollution control. Trees also beautify neighborhoods, enhance public and recreational spaces, and even spur job creation – all at a lower cost than traditional engineered solutions.


What We Are All About


Our mission is to improve the environment and community through planting trees.


Our vision is to plant trees to mitigate the negative effects of urban heat islands, stormwater runoff, and air pollution to uplift the community, economy, and health of Jefferson County, Alabama. 

Benefits of Trees

Improve Air quality

Filter up to one-third of fine particulate pollutants within 300 yards of a tree

Store carbon from the air in their trunks

Create shade for cooler temperatures

Cool city streets by 2-4 degrees F

Reduce deaths from heat and cut energy use

Decrease stormwater runoff

Keep pollutants out of waterways and reduce urban flooding


Reduce rates of cardiac disease, strokes and asthma due to improved air quality

Improved mental health and well-being

Urban Heat Island Profile

An urban heat island is a metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas. The temperature difference is usually larger at night than during the day, and is most obvious when winds are weak.

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Show Off Your Love for Tree Planting

Want to show your support for Cool Green Trees in a fun way? We will be rolling out some awesome branded items to tell the world about our mission.