Wilderness International

Plant trees

Together we will plant as many trees and shrubs as your city has inhabitants!

In 2019, the initiative"My Tree - My Dresden" was launched in Dresden as a blueprint for independent tree planting initiatives. In a non-political and collaborative way, citizens are greening their city and improving the climate, biodiversity and quality of life.

Plant with or start the initiative in your city now!

My tree - My Dresden

The most important info about the initiative using the example of the local action in Dresden.



550,000 trees for Dresden - that's one for every Dresdener!



More than 110,000 trees have already been planted between 2019 and 2023.



From 2019 to 2023, we have planted trees and shrubs in Dresden and the surrounding area every year in the fall and spring during the best planting season (usually in November and December as well as February) together with many volunteers. Now it's your turn!



Monetary donations enable the purchase of the plants and the organization. Property owners provide the areas for the plantings voluntarily and free of charge. They commit themselves to leave the woody plants standing and also take care of the future maintenance.



Native woody plants are planted. In this way, we improve biodiversity and create habitats. For healthy air. For butterflies, wild bees and singing birds. For healthy coexistence. For a greener, more livable and healthier Dresden. And as a model for the rest of the world!


Trees and shrubs

could already be planted in Dresden and the surrounding area by 2023



have participated in the planting campaigns and thus made Dresden greener, more livable and fit for the future


Euro donations

have made the initiative possible

You in 20 years, in Dresden and the surrounding area. A lot of green. Clear air. Super climate that you helped to create. Back then at the 2022 planting campaign.

Wilderness International

Ronny Scholz

Board of Directors Wilderness International

Here's how you can join in:

  • Continue the success of "My tree - My Dresden"!

    You are a Dresdner:in and want to continue planting? Find like-minded people who want to join in and continue the initiative.
    With 110,000 trees and shrubs planted, 20% of the goal has already been reached. A website, newsletter and many other materials are also available.

  • Start the initiative in your city!

    Find like-minded people who want to join in and simply adopt the Blueprint with our open source material. We are always available with our experience.

  • Support an existing initiative!

    Leipzig, Magdeburg, Müllenbach - numerous cities have already adopted the initiative. Get involved there by donating, helping with the organization or by lending a hand and planting yourself.

We humans spend a lot of time outdoors. Especially in summer, we enjoy lying in the shade of the trees, listening to the songbirds and breathing the fresh air. That's why I think it's time we gave life to 550,000 trees - and made our lives more beautiful!

Johannes Kaul


Wilderness International

More planting actions

More planting actions

81 percent of Dresden residents would like to see more public green spaces. From August 5 to September 30, 2017, 12,500 randomly selected citizens with their main residence in Dresden were asked to participate in the survey.

SDG 11

SDG 11 seeks to improve air quality, ensure access to safe and inclusive green spaces, and increase the number of cities and settlements implementing projects to mitigate climate change, adapt to climate change, and promote resilience to disasters.

Wilderness International

With the "My Tree - My City" project, we are contributing to the achievement of SDG 11.