Trees for Schools
Our newest program, Trees for Schools, aims to get more tree infrastructure into schools alongside teaching staff and students on the importance of trees and tree care. It goes beyond simply planting the tree--the maintenance and care of the tree that follows is critical to the success of the tree. We are determined to educate schools on this by having the students, staff, and maintenance crews be an integral part of not only the planting itself, but also the education that informs them on how to care for their new trees in the long term. We are happy to collaborate with school districts within the Valley to get more trees into schools!
This program is on a funded project-by-project basis and, therefore, school plantings happen throughout the year. We are currently creating a
development plan and looking for long term funding opportunities, so we can
meet the large demand for this program. We welcome partnerships and collaboration from parent teacher associations, other nonprofits, businesses, and municipalities.
Fall 2016 Tree Planting
Trees Matter provided 35 trees and trained over 50 staff members within the Roosevelt School District who planted the trees with the assistance of a certified arborist.
Tree worksheet 2016-12-01.pdfMy Tree Activity Book
An activity guide we developed that corresponds with 3rd grade level science standards. A fun activity that can be done with family and friends!