Many people don't know that fall is a great time to plant trees in Nebraska. Fall's cooler temperatures and reduced humidity make it less stressful for newly planted trees to establish themselves before winter arrives. If you weren't able to celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting, now's your chance!
Join the celebration of fall tree planting by planting a tree in your community or your home landscape during ReTree Nebraska Week which is always the last full week of September.
Participate during ReTree Week or Fall Planting
Last fall's success was due to the more than 75 events and campaigns in 50 communities that were organized by tree advocates. ReTree would like to call upon you to participate or to get involved as a key community organizer or help educate the public about trees. Why participate? By participating, your efforts help build support for community tree efforts; provide an additional opportunity to educate your community on proper tree planting and care; and can recruit community members to become volunteers for current and future events. Your event is also contributing to the collective effort to promote the importance of community trees to Nebraskans across the state!
Ways to participate:
• Organize a tree planting or demonstration;
• Organize a tree care day;
• Lead a tree walking tour;
• Provide a tree-related interview to the local media:
• Post informational fliers in public places;
• Organize an educational campaign on a tree-related topic pertaining to your community (e.g. improper tree mulching).
• These are just a few ideas to get you started!
How to build success:
- Build a partnership with a service group, local business or school to ensure community participation.
- Approach and educate local media (print, t.v. and radio) on current tree-related topics which will bring more attention to your tree-mendous efforts.
- Try incorporating outreach into an existing community event by providing education to attendees or start a commemoration planting.
- Plan accordingly to participate based on resources available to you