life for a life

covid-19 memorial tree planting

OUR Mission

The unfortunate impacts of COVID-19 and raging wildfires have hit our local communities hard this year. As a project to give back to the community and recognize the lives lost from COVID-19, we here at Greenkeepers are determined to plant a tree to commemorate each life no longer with us today with the life of a tree. In Alameda County, the number of deaths from COVID-19 amount to 750 lives. Our goal is to plant 750 trees around the city of Fremont in fond memory of those who have passed away.

OUR Progress 

We have made tremendous progress with our project through receiving grants from local businesses. We are in the early stages of a partnership with a larger nonprofit organization to assist in maintaining and planting the trees. We have also spoken to the City of Fremont’s arborist, who has provided us with multiple tree planting locations around the city that can accommodate a total of 185 trees. Through this initiative, we hope to make a tangible difference in our community by making it greener and raising awareness about environmental issues.

With the help of TUFA, volunteers and Greenkeepers members were able to plant 12 trees at the Sabercat Creek Trail in Fremont. The mayor of Fremont, Lily Mei, was able to visit the tree planting! 


Trees Planted:

  • 4 arbutus marina strawberry trees

  • 2 dwarf ginkgos

  • 2 western redbuds

  • 4 coast live oaks

Get Involved

For a donation of just $60, you can adopt your own tree! We will provide you with a certificate dedicating the tree to you, as well as offer information about the type of tree we have planted and where the tree is located, as well as a tree tag on your tree at the site of the planting.

100% of the proceeds will go towards buying trees and tools for our project. All donations are tax-deductible.* If the company you work at offers a gift matching program, you can request a company matching of your financial donation which will help us get closer to our fundraising goal.**

With your support, we hope to make our project a reality. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at


*If you would like reference to our organization's 501(c)3 status, please email us for our EIN number.

**For more information on company matching, please contact your company’s finance advisor or reach out to us if you have any additional questions.


Help fund our project through a monetary contribution on our GoFundMe. Donations are tax deductible and contribute 100% to our cause. See below for more information


Sign up to participate in our event. We will contact you for your help along with social distancing guidelines when the time comes.

Thank you to our Generous sponsors! 


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