how to organize a tree planting project? BY CLEANAIR.ORG

TREES ARE AMAZING

Trees are like the lungs of the Earth. They absorb carbon dioxide (CO) and also create oxygen (CO2), they help reduce noise pollution, urban runoff, and ozone levels in urban areas. Not only these, trees also conserve energy, save water, help prevent soil erosion, and provide food. Additionally, trees provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. You'd be amazed by how much we get from trees. There are thousands of products are made from trees as well:

LET'S GET PLANTING NOW

Trees play important role of every community. Trees can not only create a peaceful, pleasing environment for human, but can also give us much-needed Oxygen and absorb greenhouse gasses like Carbon Dioxide (CO2) that cause global warming . As we all know, trees provide us with two life’s essentials: 1. Food: a fruit tree can produce fruits to eat and fruits can also be planted on urban places as a new tree; 2. Oxygen: a single mature tree can provide enough Oxygen for 2 human beings.

Forest cover 31% of the land on our plant, and they are still being consumed everyday. Forests around the world are under threat from deforestation, jeopardizing trees’ benefits. Trees are cut down for paper, wood products, cooking fuel, fires, area expansion for city development, etc. Every year, 46 to 58 thousand square miles of forest are lost, equivalent to 48 football fields every minute. By the year 2030, the Earth might only have 10% of rainforests left and it can all disappear in hundred years. An improvement essential to the protection of the environment is the planting of trees.

Tree planting is important and it will be an improvement essential to the sustainability of the environment, both to relieve the global shortage of trees, energies, and to reduce the effects of global warming. The awareness towards environment protection through planting trees and taking care of the existing ones is rapidly increasing all over the world. Trees planting initiatives are popular now, with these, deforestation can be reserved and eliminated.

YES, WE CAN!

Can our efforts help save our forests? Yes, we can! CleanAir has been working to protect forests with organization worldwide that strengthen our communities. Trees for the Earth is one of our most ambitious campaigns. We plan to plant 7.8 billion trees and we have already planted millions of trees on 6 different continents.

1.Select your type of tree planting project that you are interested to organize

Some possible good tree planting projects include an Arbor Day Celebration, Park Tree Planting, Street Tree Inventory, etc.

2. Get your support

Decide who you will get support and permission from, and also consider who needs to participate in this project

3. Set the event date and organize a committee

Be sure to set an appropriate date for the event. Committees may meet on a regular basis, such as weekly or more often, or meetings may be called irregularly when needed

4. Choose the right location to plant the right tree

Think about the soil moisture level, or soil conditions, etc. Matching plants to conditions in your location can help the plants survive and thrive. Don’t plant trees that will grow too large in small areas. Also always avoid planting under or around telephone lines, power or too close to buildings

5. Analyze needs and conduct a cost analysis on donations

Make a detailed outline of the potential risks and gains of the planting project and also a list of potential donors when possible

6. Raise funds

Find a way to bring donors together, for example hold a fundraising event at a restaurant. Before holding a fundraising event, make a budget listing all of the expenses that will be needed to hold the event

7. Search for volunteers

It’s important that volunteers are clear about their roles and responsibilities in a tree planting project

8. Request trees and supplies

Order trees and the supplies you need months in advance

9. Invite media and try to get media coverage

Try to get media coverage in order to increase awareness of your event before, during and afterwards. Send your invitation to reporters and bloggers with the 5W’s---who, what, when, where and why to stand out from the crowd.

10. Create a schedule for the event

Develop a timeline for the different components of the event

11. Preapare the location

Make sure the place is ready. Trees need room to develop root systems underground and branches above ground.

12. Collect supplies and equipment for planting day

Make sure all the supplies and equipment are ready to go on panting day

13. Teach participants how to plan their own trees based on the kind of tree they are going to plant

Provide instruction to make sure the best planting process

14. Set up arrangement for trees routine maintenance and care

Regular follow-up maintenance is necessary for trees’ health, and this will make sure if tress will continue to grow. Follow-up care includes tree inspection, fertilization, pruning, etc.

15. Reward volunteers

Thank volunteers and other who helped right after the event. A handwriting note, sincerely crafted email or even a verbal thank you is a simple way of showing that you appreciate someone’s hard work.

16. Wrap up and evaluation

Evaluation may be completed by people in attendance at the event, committees, volunteers, or people who coordinated the event.

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