Elon Musk Donates $1 Million to Plant Trees for YouTube Fundraiser

Pablo Tucker
October 31, 2019

It will take time to get the right trees to the right places - and dig 20 million holes - but Cohn said they expect to have all the trees planted by 2022, which is its 150th anniversary.

Shopify's CEO made a decision to take the #1 spot from Elon Musk (now "Treelon") a day or so later by pledging 1 million and 1 dollars for the same number of trees.

He's raised more than $8.2 million in just a few days with donations from Elon Musk, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and his legion of fans.

The major donations have apparently caused young people to donate in record numbers, Cohn told CNN, saying "This is just another fact of this generation seeing the importance of getting trees in the ground to help the future of the earth".


The donations go to the Arbor Day Foundation, a USA organisation dedicated to planting trees. Each dollar that is given to the effort will result in one tree being planted.

All funds are going to the Arbor Day Foundation, the longest-running tree planting nonprofit organization with almost 50 years of experience.

Will planting all those trees save the world?

Shortly after Elon Musk's handsome donation, YouTube also pledged that it will donate a million dollars towards the initiative.


Speaking of Trees, Elon's name actually means "oak tree" in Hebrew.

Another fun one: The Odd1sOut pulled an "angel" number on us: 33,333.

If you want to get involved, you can donate at the official site here.

Tesla CEO has donated $1 million worth of trees ($1 per tree), in a global crowdfunding project, to MrBeast on Tuesday. Donaldson tweeted, encouraging people to donate. We can't fault Elon for being late to the Plant A Seed Day event since Team Trees was started in May, but we can all agree that every day can be Plant A Seed Day.


Rober thought to enlist the help of nonprofit conservation organization Arbor Day Foundation, and five months later, the partnership known as #TeamTrees has grown to include "basically every digital creator you can think of", according to Duchscher.

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