On March 8 and 9 Tennessee Environmental Council along with several member groups, partners and sponsors will plant 10,000 trees and we need YOUR help! Planting a tree is a simple act with TREEmendous benefits. Trees have a myriad of benefits – too many to list them all – but here are a few surprising and important facts:
- Communities with more trees have less crime and graffiti.
- Communities with more trees have less asthma and lung disease.
- Homes with a mature tree in the yard may be worth up to 10% more than a similar home without a mature tree.
- One tree can provide $130,750 in total benefits over 50 years including oxygen, air pollution control and reducing flooding.
We will plant trees during the day on March 8 (and on March 9) at several locations throughout Tennessee (listed below). Volunteers will learn to plant trees through hands-on activity and will receive free Council Membership and free T-shirts while supplies last (while supplies last – limit one per volunteer). Participation is free but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so we can let you know of any changes on or before the event day. If you have questions about this event, please email us at tec(at symbol)tectn.org with the subject line “10K Tree Day”.
Tree Planting Locations – 8 March from 9am-2:30pm
Location: Winfree Bryant Middle School, 1213 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN
Details: Students will be planting trees on-site. We are looking for adult volunteers to assist with digging and other logistics.
Important info for Volunteers: Please bring shovels, gloves, workboots, and a bottle of drinking water. If you have waders we may need those for. The 10K Tree Planting Day will happen rain or shine, dress appropriately. Rain gear and sturdy shoes or boots are strongly recommended. We may reschedule for SEVERE weather conditions including lightening, or other severe conditions. Rescheduling will occur on the morning of the event – call 615-248-6500 for updates. Registration is required so we can notify you of any changes and process your Council membership. Click link above to register. A volunteer waiver is required for all volunteers. Please complete waiver found here: