Planning a School Tree Plant

Trees are the world’s air-conditioners and the earth’s shield from wind and rain. They provide habitat for animals and add beauty to our surroundings. Through photosynthesis, they capture light from the sun and use it to convert water and carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breath. Without trees, there would be no life on this planet.

Building awareness and appreciation for trees is important, particularly among school-age children. One hands-on learning opportunity for students of all ages is to take part in a school tree planting project. Using trees supplied free of charge from the Ministry of Natural Resources, a school tree planting project is educational, fun and of lasting benefit to the environment.

This Extension Note has been prepared to assist in organizing a tree planting project on school property or on another suitable site.

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