Door County, Wis. (April 18, 2022) – More than 50 schools, churches, municipalities, organizations and private landowners will join forces to plant some 10,000 trees over the next month in the second annual Door County Big Plant, a project of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCC) and part of its 2022 Season of Action.
Beginning Friday, April 22, tree giveaways will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay; Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion, the YMCA, Al Johnson’s Stabbur Beer Garden in Sister Bay, Main Street Market in Egg Harbor, Southern Door School, the Baileys Harbor Town Hall and other locations. Every Day Is Earth Day is sponsoring tree giveaways both at Kress Pavilion and Crossroads at Big Creek.
CCC is partnering in a public planting day at Crossroads, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, Saturday, May 14, and with the Door County Environmental Council in a planting at 10 am June 11 at Sturgeon Bay’s Sunset Park, 747 N. 3rd Ave.
A complete listing of Big Plant events and the schedule of tree giveaways can be found at www.climatechangedoorcounty.com/door-county-big-plant. The list of groups involved and the number of trees to be planted continues to grow; last year participating groups planted 19,143 trees across the county.
In addition to the Big Plant, the 2022 Season of Action also includes three headline talks by national leaders in climate science and its impacts as well as several field trips. For more information, see www.climatechangedoorcounty.com/a-season-of-action.
Trees are the lungs of the Earth, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out the oxygen on which life depends. It’s this ability to separate and sequester carbon dioxide that makes trees such an effective way to tackle rising levels of carbon dioxide, produced in large part by burning fossil fuels, and thus to help combat climate change.
Trees also provide essential habitat, clear pollution from the air, prevent soil erosion, protect groundwater, and reduce energy consumption through windbreaks and shading.