Planting Nassau's Future

Planting Nassau’s Future is a Keep Nassau Beautiful (KNB) program. The primary mission of the program is to beautify spaces in Nassau County. As the eastern gateway to the sunshine state, we want to preserve our beaches, green pastures, timberlands, and all the beautiful areas in-between. Weather events, age, and increasing development can impact these environments so we must start somewhere in order to make an impact for all of our futures.

SAVE THE TREES - by JONAH BLUTCHER (View the Video to Learn More)

How to Spot Common Poisonous Plants - Dr. Lindsay Schaack, the Assistant Director of Florida Poison Control Jacksonville

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Four Easy Options to Get Involved

1. Volunteer

Volunteer to participate in a Keep Nassau Beautiful free-tree event, planting project, or assist with maintenance checks and watering pollinator beds or Legacy Trees. A KNB representative will contact you to confirm your interests, available time, and match you with a project.

2. Plant a Tree

View the Educational Video on proper tree planting and maintenance to help ensure your tree gets the best start for long and healthy life.

Send KNB a picture of your tree planting. We will share your picture on our social media, making you and your tree the star!

3. Donate

Earmark your Donation for planting trees and plants. Contact Keep Nassau Beautiful directly to plant a Legacy Tree.  KNB will send a Certificate in memory or honor of a special person or place.

Learn More about KNB Legacy Tree program.


Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is a registered, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, CH3954, FEI/EIN 59-3092755. All contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS rulings. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida or visiting the website:  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

4. Adopt-A-Tree

Thanks to generous partners, donors, and volunteers, Keep Nassau Beautiful can host free tree events.  Since the introduction of Planting Nassau's Future in 2020, we have distributed more than 3,600 free trees to Nassau County, FL residents.

During scheduled events, Nassau County, FL residents are invited to receive two of our 3-gallon trees, while supplies last, at one of our free tree events.

Reserving trees takes three easy steps:

  1. View the Educational Video on proper tree planting and maintenance to help ensure your tree gets the best start for a long and healthy life.
  2. View the educational Tree Fact Sheets with explanations of all the tree species being offered (while supplies last).  Select the right tree for your planting location. The tree species vary with each event.
  3. When you view these resources, make a note of the special validation code that you will enter on the Free Tree Reservation Form.

A few days after submitting the Reservation Form, including the required validation code, you will receive a confirmation email.  Be sure to mark your calendar to pick up your free trees at your selected location. Events are rain or shine.

Many thanks to our partners including Rayonier, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Nassau County BOCC, Liberty Landscape Supply, NEFL Fairgrounds Association, The City of Fernandina Beach, UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County, and a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Photos from some of our projects:

Callahan free tree 2022
FB Free Tree April 1 2023
FB Waterfront National Arbor Day 5 2023
Keep Nassau Beautiful - Adopt A Spot - pollinator Garden 2023