Plant A Tree

Lesson:

Activity Description: 

Never underestimate the power of a tree! Besides giving us an amazing array of paper and wood products, trees provide a host of other benefits—from shading our backyards to assisting in the maintenance of the global climate. Students can express their appreciation of trees by planning and carrying out their own tree-planting project.

Objective: 

Students will identify ways that urban trees enrich our lives. Students will determine how people care for urban trees and identify areas in the community that would benefit from having more trees. Students will organize and execute a class tree-planting project in a local area.

Doing the Activity: 

The activity can be found on Page 21 of the PDF linked below.

Materials: 

Paper and pencils; copies of "Plant a Tree" student page (see pdf below).

Time: 
Preparation: 60 minutes; Activity: Two to five 50 minute periods
Source: 
Project Learning Tree, www.plt.org