Why Plant Trees?
When you consider the benefit of trees, do you count reasons beyond their use to humans as profitable product? According to Treelink.org, “1 acre of new forest will sequester about 2.5 tons of carbon annually.” In other words, the trees absorb (through their leaves) CO2, water, and energy from the sun and convert it into glucose, oxygen, and water. Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess CO2 from the atmosphere. Trees provide shelter to animals; they help recycle water, filter pollution from the air, and much, much more. Without trees, life could not be sustained on this planet; thus, the replacement of trees is imperative! The basics of tree planting are no conundrum; anyone can plant a tree.
KGMB and Tree Planting
In our quest to promote environmental education, KGMB offers workshops and youth-educational resources, which assist in general tree and planting knowledge.
Understanding Urban Trees
Educates children on the essential role of trees in all ecosystems, as they examine our urban forest and become experts on the trees in their community. Click here for program descriptions and registration.
Tree Care for Homeowners
This interactive workshop provides the average homeowner with sufficient tree-planting knowledge including tree selection, planting techniques, and proper maintenance and care. Sign up using our workshop registration form.
For more information, visit Greening Milwaukee.
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Inc.
1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233-2620
Phone: (414)272-5462 Fax: (414)272-5060