Project Lemon Tree

Eco-preneur Challenge to Plant Lemon Trees Across Hawaii & Beyond


Join Project Lemon Tree Today!

Donors: Sponsor a Tree Package

Pledge Lemon Tree Packages on behalf of your business or yourself. Packages support youth groups to plant and maintain trees. There is no requirement for you to plant or maintain the trees.

  • $300/ Lemon Tree Package includes up to 30 student workbooks, teacher’s guide & lemon tree.
  • One Class/Club per package. Multiple packages per school permitted.
  • $1,000/ Bulk Rate: Includes 4 Lemon Tree Packages.
  • Suggest a Site or have us match a location to your gift.
  • Sponsor Credits: trees delivered with donor name hang tags.

Project Lemon Tree is an eco-preneur program for students, grades K-12, that teaches the importance of ecological and food sustainability through hands-on innovation, entrepreneurial and community-building experiences.

Program FAQs

Schools: Register a Site

Register pre-approved planting locations so that Project Lemon Tree Donors can be matched to you. You may also purchase Lemon Tree Packages yourself. Packages include up to 30 common core aligned student workbooks, a teacher’s guide and a lemon tree. Suitable locations include:

  • Schools (hosted by a class, classroom or club)
  • Public Works (City or County facilities)
  • Businesses (corporate campuses or facilities)
  • Residences (retirement facilities or homes)

Why Lemon Trees?

Of all cultivated plants, Lemon Trees are one of the most efficient at removing CO2 from the atmosphere (see Study). They are also drought tolerant, don’t attract rodents, are low-maintenance, are used in most cultural cuisines and are considered an attractive ornamental tree. As a campus symbol, Lemon Trees will inspire the next generation to care for the ecology of our planet as part of a sustainable future.

A Top CO2 Reducer

Among all cultivated plants, lemon trees are among the top reducers of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Non-Invasive Roots

Lemon trees do not have invasive root systems. Their root ball to canopy ratio is very small at a 1:2 ratio thus are not a threat to surrounding paved surfaces. They also grow well in minimum dirt conditions such as pots.

Drought Tolerant

Lemon trees are drought tolerant, and require little fertilizer and care. In arid climates, lemons are recommended as a preferred drought tolerant ornamental landscape tree.

Minimum Fall Hazard

Lemon Trees top out at 15-20′ and have bushy branch and trunk structures that are not conducive to climbing. They also are structurally sound so have little risk of large falling branches.

Farm to Table

Lemons are grown around the world and are used in the cuisine of most cultures. In Hawaii, 97.5% of lemons are imported. Growing locally can a profitable opportunity that also lowers the environmental impacts of importing lemons.

Minimum Pests

Due to the lemon’s high acidity, pest and rodent issues are minimized.

Plantings Begin Earth Day, 2019

Sign up to participate in Earth Day Lemon Tree Plantings, April 22, 2019.