Arbor Day Party and Call for Volunteers

Spring tree planting is just around the corner and The Forest Recovery Project is again calling all donors and tree planters. Last spring, intrepid Forest Recovery Project volunteers planted 600 tree seedlings on public lands. The goal for 2015 is 1,200 trees, and we need more people to help. Planting teams are being assembled and team leaders are needed to direct them. Service groups and individuals are all welcome. Planting will occur in late April and possibly early May as the weather schedule dictates.

This year, there will be a major planting event on Arbor Day –Friday, April 24. That evening there will be an Arbor Day Party to celebrate trees and their planters. Stay tuned for planting dates and party details.

Planting trees is a very easy way to produce numerous beneficial outcomes. Trees filter the air we breathe, sequester carbon, provide critical aesthetic beauty and crucial raw material for our economy, just to name a few. Healthy forests maximize biodiversity by providing habitats for numerous plant and animal species, stabilize our ecosystems and water table and are fundamental to our sense of place.

Want to offset carbon use in your daily life or in your business – plant trees! According to American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, “a tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, and can sequester one ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.” We can help. Contact the Forest Recovery Project to craft a Carbon Balance Plan for you.

Forest Recovery Project volunteer opportunities: in addition to tree planters, help is needed with event planning, volunteer coordinating and social media. Forest Recovery Project volunteers are also needed to help out at the first Sheepshead Tournament at the Door County Brewing Company on Saturday, April 12. Thanks to the generosity of the brewery, all proceeds from the tournament benefit Forest Recovery Project tree planting efforts.

The Forest Recovery Project is a 501 c.3 not-for-profit organization graciously accepting all donations and sponsorships. Tangible results are growing right here on the Door Peninsula.

Please contact Bob Bultman to register your support: 920.421.2283