Project Lemon Tree

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

Sponsor a Tree Register a Site

Adopt a Lemon Tree Today!

Donors: Sponsor a Tree

Pledge Lemon Tree Packages on behalf of your business or yourself. Packages support youth groups to plant and maintain trees.

  • $300/ Lemon Tree Package includes student workbooks, teacher’s guide & lemon tree.
  • One Class/Club per package. Multiple packages per school permitted.
  • $1,000/ Bulk Rate: 4 Lemon Tree Packages.
  • Suggest a Site or adopt one from an approved list.
  • Sponsor Credits: trees delivered with donor name hang tags.

Sponsor a Tree

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)

Register a Site

Why Lemon Trees?

Of all cultivated plants, Lemon Trees are the most efficient at removing CO2 from the atmosphere. They are also require very little water, 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.

Best CO2 Reducer

Among all cultivated plants, lemon trees are the top reducer of C02. Tomatoes are second and artichoke are third. Lemons are 3-4 times more efficient at removing C02 than most other fruit trees.

Minimum Root Hazards

Lemon trees do not have invasive root systems. They are unique in being very low in root ball to canopy ratio at a 1:2 ratio. They grow well in minimum dirt such as pots without seeking wide root dispersions.

Efficient Producer

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

Minimum Falling Hazard

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

Farm to Table

Lemons are grown around the world and are commonly used in the cuisine of many cultures. In Hawaii, local growers currently supply only 100,000 lbs. of a 4,000,000 lb. annually demand (2.5%). This is an opportunity to meet a long-term demand in a sustainable fashion.

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.