ABOUT THE MILLION TREES PROGRAM

The Million Trees Program (MTP) was set up by Trillion Trees (formerly Men of the Trees) in the 1980s as part of the association’s mission to rehabilitate land degraded by soil erosion, salinity, weed encroachment and other problems. It seeks to involve the community, especially young people, in this necessary rehabilitation process.

 It also aims to help children understand the importance of our environment and the need to sustain it, and to get them involved in activities to this end which will be both educational and fun.

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT – HOW IT WORKS

Participating schools will set up a shade-house or growing area at the school. Students guided by a teacher, parent or volunteer, experience sowing and nurturing native seedlings.

Then during the planting season (normally July to September) the students will go out and plant the seedlings they have grown. The planting site may be somewhere on the school ground, an area near the school that needs revegetating, or somewhere else in the vicinity identified as suitable.

The whole process can be tied into the school syllabuses relating to Science, HASS, and the environment.

The Million Trees Program team have a handbook and other resources that you may find useful. The team run information sharing workshops from time to time.

Trillion Trees Affiliate Men of the Trees Peel Branch

If you are interested in joining this program please fill in the form below

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Our affiliate in Peel (Men of the Trees Peel Branch) also offers this program for the Peel Region – click for details