Liberty Tree Plantings
An American Tradition
Plantings Throughout Pennsylvania
To observe the 250th Anniversary of our nation’s founding in 2026, Pennsylvania Freemasons have partnered with the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission (America250PA) to sponsor the planting of “Liberty Trees” in all 67 counties across the Commonwealth. In the years leading up to the American Revolution, large Liberty Trees were used as symbolic meeting places for “the Sons of Liberty” throughout the 13 colonies. Seedlings from the last remaining tree in Annapolis, Maryland, have produced hundreds of descendants that will be planted throughout Pennsylvania over the next several years.
Lodges or individuals may sponsor a tree in their county with a tax-deductive donation. Each tree will have a plaque indicating it was sponsored by Pennsylvania Freemasons. To request to sponsor a Liberty Tree in your country, complete the following form: