On July 16th, 2010, ahead of the General Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Stuttgart, President Pastor Eduardo Martinez (with spade) planted a red maple tree on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia.
On October 27th, 2013, during a worship service with more than 700 congregants, not only one tree, but a whole Luther Garden was planted for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia. The idea arose when Bishop Eduardo Martinez planted a tree in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg. He took the idea to his home church and campaigned for a Luther Garden in Colombia to celebrate the 500-year Reformation Jubilee there as well. All 21 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia are now represented by a tree in the Luther Garden in El Rosa (16 kilometers from Bogotá). A plaque in the shape of a Luther rose in front of each tree gives the name of the congregation. The trees planted were “Feijoa” trees, a typical fruit tree for this region. Each congregation took up an offering to support the care of the Luther Garden.