#fast4earth Plant a birthday tree

#fast4earth Plant a Birthday Tree

Each of them will sit under their vine and under their fig tree, with no one to make them afraid (Micah 4:4)

Plan a tree planting day around your birthday, ask people to give you trees instead of gifts. There are a few things you need to bear in mind when you plan your tree plant!

Choose indigenous trees, they will thrive in areas where they belong. Alien trees are often water guzzlers.

Consider the root system of the tree – make sure there is enough space so that in five years it will not be causing damage to walls.

Plant a mixture of trees and plants. A healthy eco-system will self pollinate and be more healthy

Don’t plant thirsty trees in dry climates. Consider a simple drip irrigation (2 litre coke bottle with holes)

Don’t neglect newly planted trees. They will need regular watering for the first two years. Consider your source of water and who will water them.  You might consider planting at a creche for instance and each class adopting a tree.

Use the hashtag #birthdaytrees

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