The public is invited to join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC), the Forest Recovery Project (FRP), and the Nature Conservancy (TNC) in an all-hands-on-deck tree planting in Ellison Bay from 10 am to 3 pm May 4.
The planting location is a TNC property on Badger Road near its intersection with Birchwood Road (look for parked cars). All are invited to take part. If you’re uncertain of your tree planting skills, not to worry: TNC and FRP experts will be on hand to help. Please join us!
The project caps two weeks of tree plantings involving students from Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door and Sevastopol high schools in observance of Earth Day. FRP and TNC contribute the trees.
Tree planting is one of the most effective ways to help the environment. Trees provide essential habitat, clear pollution from the air, prevent soil erosion, protect groundwater, and reduce energy consumption through windbreaks and shading.
Perhaps most importantly, trees are the lungs of the Earth, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out the oxygen on which life depends. By this sequestering of carbon dioxide, they are thus a critical way to address climate change, which is caused in large part by excessive carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels.
This is the fourth year these organizations have joined with students and the public in planting trees. In all, CCCDC, TNC and FRP have overseen the planting of more than 10,000 trees in Door County.