Schedule! Remember that you can plant any day/week. Join a global ENO community planting together on global annual tree planting days held around 22 May or 21 September.
Choose tree species! Consider planting local tree species, typical for your climate and dominant tree species in your region. You could plant your apple seedlings sprouted, or perhaps a local native tree for wildlife. No matter what the species, make sure that it’s not an invasive species.
Choose place! When choosing your tree, ensure that the soil and place (shady/sunny) is suitable for it. Note that trees need plenty of room to grow, so don’t plant them near houses. Investigate if there are any special considerations about roots growth patterns before buying your plant. Find out also what kind of care the tree will require over short and long-term periods. See more tree care tips here.
Get seedlings! Grow your seedling or get one to be planted.
Celebrate! Planting a tree is a special moment. Celebrate and prepare to take a photo or video during the occasion. Feel free to share it. Years later you can come back with the photo and compare how small it was then or how young you were then
YOUR TREE PLANTING DAY
- Dig a hole for your tree.
- Plant your tree. Give it some water.
- Celebrate, sing and dance, check “Hi and ho – we plant trees”
- Take a photo or video.
Planting was just a start. You have to take care of your tree. Water it regularly. During the first couple growing seasons, your newly planted tree is expending a lot of energy trying to get its roots established in the soil. You can use mulch around your tree as it insulates the soil and helps to provide a buffer from heat and cold. It also keeps weeds out to avoid root competition.
Share your journey with the ENO online community using hastags:
Facebook: @enoprogramme #enotreeplanting
Go to the ENO Facebook page
Go to the ENO Teachers Facebook
Twitter: @enoprogramme #enotreeplanting
Instagram: @enoschoolnet #enotreeplanting
Instructions in PDF:
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