Want to Plant a Tree in Dracula’s Lair?

October 25, 2022

When an email with the subject line “You can plant trees in spooky forests this Halloween… We’re planting in Dracula’s lair!” landed in Sara’s inbox the other day, she smashed open faster than a vampire can turn into a bat.

The email was from One Tree Planted, a really fabulous charity (that we are not affiliated with but have donated to in the past.) You don’t have to take our word for said fabulousness – One Tree Planted is rated at a shocking 100/100 on Charity Navigator on “Impacts and Results.”

One Tree Planted’s deal is simple. $1 = 1 tree. For every single dollar you give them, they plant one tree.

And for Halloween, they’re running a campaign to reforest Romania. You can read more right here. It’s great stuff.

We just… love this. Using a beloved/ terrifying seasonal literary figure to restore the forest and fight climate change? We literally couldn’t be more on board.

Also, we immediately had visions of a “Carterhaugh Grove” deep in the Romanian forests, planted by this magical, sharp-toothed… er… lovely… community.

So. Wanna plant Carterhaugh Grove in Dracula’s lair with us? We’ll even bribe you with cool stuff!

Here’s how it will work:

Donate any amount! Click here to head to the OneTreePlanted site for Romanian donations ($1 = 1 tree!), fill out your information, and send in your donation!

Email us your receipt by Oct. 31st! Once you receive your receipt, forward it to us at carterhaughschool@gmail.com! We’ll add your tree number to our list and send you a confirmation email. You’ll get a link to download an exclusive grimoire page all about the eeriest folklore of trees AND a certificate that says you contributed to the Carterhaugh grove!

On Tuesday, November 1st, we’ll MATCH all of your donations up to $300, make a blog post about the total number of trees Carterhaugh members donated, and repost about it everywhere!

Finally, we have a present for you!

Whether you donate or not, to say thank you for being a part of our metaphorical community grove and to say HAPPY HALLOWEEN, we have made you a VAMPIRE PLAYLIST.

Here’s what’s on it (and here’s a link to the Spotify playlist!) It shall be the soundtrack that eerily shivers through the leaves in Carterhaugh Grove, deep in the Romanian forest.


Our Hearts Condemn Us – Jozef Van Wissem
Love Like Winter – AFI
Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
Running Up That Hill – Placebo
Help I’m Alive – Metric
All Eyes on Me – Goo Goo Dolls
Teeth – Lady Gaga
Building a Mystery – Sarah McLachlan
Ignite – The Raveonettes
The Vampire Waltz – Hannah Fury
Meet Me on the Equinox – Death Cab for Cutie
Blinding – Florence + the Machine
Midnight City – M83
Moon and Moon – Bat for Lashes
Haunted – Poe
Shadow of the Moon – Blackmore’s Night
My Vampire – Sohodolls
You’re Dead – Norma Tanega
Hal – Yasmine Hamdan
Can’t Fight the Moonlight – LeAnn Rhimes
Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

Happy Listening!!

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