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Tree Planting Challenge

Engage in the Challenge

PLANT A TREE BY APRIL 22, 2018!

Here's how you can get involved

  • Develop projects with Rotaract and Interact Clubs
  • Collaborate with community partners  and local experts
  • Create international partnerships where tree planting can lift up entire communities

WHY PLANT

Trees are engines of economic development

  • High nutrition foods for humans, animals, wildlife and insects
  • Sustainable building materials and fuel
  • Canopies in urban areas to cool, reduce energy use, absorb pollution and increase property values

Trees protect our environment

  • Increase ground water recharge, prevent runoff and loss of soil
  • Create habitat for wildlife
  • Produce oxygen, use carbon dioxide, improve public health
  • Slow global warming by storing carbon

Trees and woodlands provide spiritual renewal and life

  • Walking in the woods stimulates the mind and soothes the soul
  • Trees and woodlands provide homes for birds, and many other species

Send your reasons for planting trees to trees@esrag.org

TREE PLANTING PRACTICES & PRINCIPLES

  • Consult local professionals
  • Carefully plan the project
  • Evaluate the site: sunlight, water, wind, temperature, soil, fertility and security
  • Select trees adapted to the site and pestand disease resistant
  • Plant at the right time using proper planting techniques
  • Establish a maintenance schedule
  • Care for the trees until they are established and flourishing

TREES BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER