Rainforest in the Desert Project

“The tropical deciduous forests rank among the most threatened on Earth in terms of biological extinction as a result of human activities.”

Because of the worldwide loss of tropical forests, thousands of species of birds and animals are threatened with extinction.

The list includes many unique and fascinating animals, among them the orangutan, mountain gorilla, manatee, jaguar, and Puerto Rican parrot. Although diverse and widely separated around the globe, these species have one important thing in common. They, along with many other endangered species, rely on tropical forests for all or part of their habitat.

To do what we can to help, Liberty Park Charities is creating dry a rainforest in the desert to educate the public about the devastation of deforestation.


We are planting a 50 acre “rainforest” in the desert with Horse-chestnut, Black Walnut, American Sweetgum, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine, White Pine, London Plane, Hispaniolan Pine, Douglas Fir, Scarlet Oak, Red Oak, Virginia Live Oak and Bald Cypress trees, all of which are found to be good at absorbing and storing CO2. Of course the desert isn’t a tropical woodland and we get closer to 5 inches of rain each year than 100″ so we are creating a canopied version to try and create our own desert style”tropical” rainforest

We’ll plant a tree for you…

Help grow the Forest by dedicating a Tree. Each sapling you purchase is helping to create woodland habitats that will benefit people and wildlife for years to come. Whether you want to give back to the environment or share a special gift with someone else, each purchase comes with a personalized certificate for you to print at home and the guarantee that we will plant your sapling. You chose from a selection of species or let us chose for you.

Dedicating a tree to someone you love or in memory of includes an engraved tree plaque in addition to the downloadable certificate. Or you can dedicate a “Family Forest” which includes 8 dedicated trees, each includes a certificate to download as well as a tree marker plaque engraved with your dedication.

Rainforest in the Desert


  • Plant a Tree includes certificate
  • Dedicate a Tree includes certificate & tree plaque
  • Dedicate a Family Forrest includes 8 trees with certificates & plaques