Welcome to Tree in a Box!
Tree In A Box produces the finest tree seed kits. Tree In A Box has sold over 2.2 million tree kits since it was founded in 1991. Our kits are made up of organic, recycled, and recyclable materials sourced from US based companies. Our kits provide everything you need to grow a tree from seed. Each kit is easy to use, designed to be "add water only" and grown in a sunny window.
Our Grow your own tree seed kits make the perfect eco-friendly gift for corporate promotional items, green wedding favors, party favors and gifts, community event handouts, and memorial dedications.
Why plant trees?
A single tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, this means that one tree can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time is reaches 40 years old! Don’t want to wait 40 years, plant 4 trees and you can get the same results in as few as 10 years.
In addition to absorbing carbon Dioxide, one large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people. A single large tree can also pull up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and releasing it into the air each day.
Read more about environmental, economic, community, and personal benefits of trees on our Tree Facts page.
What tree to plant?
Many environmental factors contribute to the success or failure of plants. Wind, soil type, soil moisture, humidity, pollution, snow, and winter sunshine can greatly affect the survival of plants. The way plants are placed in the landscape, how they are planted, and their size and health might also influence their survival. To find out which of our 9 tree species (learn more about each species on their respective pages) options will grow best in your area or the area of your recipient, visit our Growing Zones page for more assistance on selecting the best tree type.
Limited on space or lacking a “green thumb”?
Tree In A Box tree kits will grow into full sized trees if placed in your yard, but they also make beautiful bonsai tree. To maintain your Tree In A Box tree as a bonsai, simply keep your tree in a small pot. This restricts the roots from growing and keeps the tree small. Not great with plants? Not to worry, Tree In A Box offers an unconditional guarantee that you will get at least one of the seeds to sprout. If none of your seeds spout, simply send us a self-addressed stamped envelope (be sure to note your tree type) and we will send you a new packet of seeds to try again. Each kit comes with an informational booklet with tips and growing instructions but you can also find helpful information on our growing instruction page.
Can one individual or company stop global warming?
While we would love for that to be true, it sadly is not the case. Just like raising a child, it takes a village but if everyone does their part we can clean the air with more trees. The simple gesture of planting a tree can help reduce carbon emissions and reduce the drastic impact of climate changes.
Partner with Tree In A Box and replenish the planet one seed at a time.
We unconditionally guarantee our seeds to sprout and will send new seeds upon request.