Plant A Wish Brings Their Mission To Charleston

Charleston and the Charleston Parks Conservancy will be lucky to welcome Joe and Sara from the organization Plant A Wish next week to participate in a native tree planting. Their mission is focused on getting people in touch with nature by getting their hands dirty and planting indigenous trees in their community. However, the rootball isn’t the only thing that goes into the ground with each planting. Community members also include a small piece of paper with a hand-written wish on it that gets planted with the tree, establishing their connection with that tree for years to come. This is where the name “Plant A Wish” comes from.

So far, they’ve done this about 30 times in 30 different states. Their goal is to plant a native tree in each of the 50 U.S. states. They’ve chosen Charleston as their stop in South Carolina on their venture up the East Coast. Along the way they are filming a documentary about their travels, the people and communities they engage, and the wishes that go along with it.

The native tree of choice for the Charleston planting is the Southern Live Oak, Quercus virginiana. The tree will be planted on Friday, April 1 at 6 pm on the beautiful marsh Wappoo creek waterfront of Plymouth Park in the Riverland Terrace community on James Island. Come on out and join the Plant A Wish team at a beautiful site for a great cause, and bring a wish.

To find out more about the Plant A Wish project and mission, visit

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