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Million Tree Program2018-04-02T18:05:00+00:00

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 at the school where the students, with the help and advice of volunteers from Trillion Trees will sow and nurture a number (usually 500-1000) seedlings of various native species.

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

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

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