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Why support SOUL?

  • We are the only organization in New Orleans solely dedicated to reforesting New Orleans and protecting our urban forest. We have an evidence-based strategy that includes large scale implementation of trees as green infrastructure throughout our city.
  • We plant trees so that communities are more resilient to flooding, climate change, and storms and are more equitable so that all New Orleanians can have access to trees and the benefits they provide, no matter their economic status.
  • We oversee the planting of every tree and help ensure its successful growth. We provide tree guards for every tree to protect against weed-eater damage, the number one killer of trees.
  • We map every tree we plant so we can measure our progress and our impact.
  • We empower communities to drive their own reforestation, relying on a tremendous network of volunteers that rally their neighbors to take part in the plantings.
  • We provide maintenance guidelines to every home/business that receives trees and are always available to answer questions.

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You will be directed to The Trust for Conservation Innovation’s donation page where you can donate online to SOUL. (More information about our fiscal sponsor The Trust for Conservation Innovation below.)


Please contact Susannah Burley if you would like to sign up for recurring donations, or if your gift is in honor, memory or support of someone.


If you are interested in publicly aligning with SOUL’s broad vision for a resilient New Orleans, or wish to support a specific neighborhood, project or program through a gift or sponsorship, please contact Susannah Burley.

Trust for Conservation Innovation

Sustaining Our Urban Landscape is a project of the Trust For Conservation Innovation. Besides fiscally sponsoring SOUL, they do our bookkeeping and accounting, grants/contract management, HR management and payroll, compliance, and administrative support. Because we save tens of thousands of dollars per year by working with the Trust For Conservation Innovation, we can focus our time, energy and resources on programming.