Share this page

Plant A Tree

Yolo Service Learning Project | Yolo County Status: Complete Categories: Citizenship, Environmental Stewardship, Gardening and Landscaping, Physical Activity and Exercise, Science, Social and Emotional Health Youth Leader: Bailey | Age: 11

Climate change is happening around the world because carbon emissions are higher, and there are fewer trees which help to reduce the carbon in the atmosphere. More trees also help to reduce asthma attacks and crime; increase housing prices; and to make things look better. Woodland is our community and we want to make it better. Shade at parks means more kids can play when it is hot and it helps to prevent skin cancer.

How will 4-H help?

Our Plant a Tree Project will benefit the environment, global warming, make the neighborhood look nice, help to reduce crime and help to promote fruit. We will coordinate several community tree planting days at public spaces that currently lack trees. Sites will be identified by talking with local government officials, mapping out local parks, and meeting with the local Tree Foundation. Trees will be chosen by working with the local Tree Foundation and Master Gardeners.

Impact

Yolo County 4-H Plant a Tree project members collaborated with the City of Woodland and the Woodland Tree Foundation and after weeks of hard work and planning we organized a tree planting day and ended up planting around 50 trees! This project benefits our community in many ways. There is now has more shade, a beautiful environment, and hopefully less crime.