Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (March 28, 2023) – The Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCC) is launching its annual Big Plant, with the goal of planting 10,000 new trees across the county in April and May.
CCC will provide tree seedlings at a bargain rate. The seedlings are available in trays of 50 for $42.50 per tray. All are 1-year-old native species – balsam fir, red pine, white pine, and white spruce.
The coalition is accepting orders from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations, homeowners’ groups and all others who would like to participate in the 2023 Big Plant.
Additionally, CCC will coordinate community plantings in late April and early May, at locations to be announced. To order, contact CCC Executive Director Jeff Lutsey at email@example.com. Orders must be placed no later than April 7.
The coalition, partnering with The Nature Conservancy and the Forest Recovery Project, began annual tree plantings in 2016 as one of the most effective ways to combat climate change and improve the environment. Since then, more than 25 community planting partners have worked with CCC to plant trees throughout the county.
Trees are the lungs of the Earth, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out the oxygen on which life depends. This ability to separate and sequester carbon dioxide makes them a highly efficient way to tackle rising levels of carbon dioxide, which are produced in large part by burning fossil fuels. Trees also provide essential habitat, clear pollution from the air, prevent soil erosion, protect groundwater, and reduce energy consumption through windbreaks and shading.
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is a non-partisan organization that through education, outreach and civil dialogue increases public understanding of climate change and its many detrimental impacts at home and around the world. Your donation to the Climate Change Coalition is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, our fiscal agent, is a 501(c)(3) organization.