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Tree Planting

Tree Planting

Trees play an important role in sustaining a healthy environment. Every tree planted by a Lion is part of a large scale effort by members around the world to make a significant impact on the environment.

Guidelines for Planning Your Project

Before implementing a tree planting project, Lions should consider the following preparations:

  • Evaluate your community's needs
  • Consult with a local forestry or agriculture department to determine the appropriate tree species for your local environment
  • Partner with local organizations that can help leverage resources and expertise
  • Determine the best project for the community
  • Outline a plan and include procedures, materials needed, and expenses
  • Submit the plan and budget to the club, district, or multiple district for approval

Once your plan is approved:

  • Request Lion volunteers for the project committee
  • Obtain the necessary approvals/permits for your project
  • Develop signage and other materials to promote the event
  • Recommend protective clothing for the volunteers, e.g. gloves, boots, etc.
  • Invite local media to observe the project

Resources

Use the resources below to plan and promote your tree planting project:

  • Call to Action FlyerThis one-pager will provide you and your club with ideas to help you plan your tree planting project.
  • Lions Tree Planting Planning Guide: Use this step-by-step approach to plan your project.
  • Press Release: Send a press release to local media to help publicize your project.
  • MyLCI: Use the online service activity report to share your tree planting project with us.
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Recognize the members of your club (and your community) who have helped you with your tree planting project.

Key Contacts

Because the nature of tree planting activities vary from one community to another, clubs and districts are encouraged to seek additional guidance from local experts when planning their projects. The following are a few organizations (listed by constitutional area) that provide additional tree planting guidelines and resources.

If the list below does not include an organization near you, please consider searching for similar organizations in your area. Many countries have organizations that focus solely on tree planting, as well as government entities that may be able to provide guidelines or contacts to facilitate tree planting activities.

Constitutional Area Organization
United States of America, its affiliates, Bermuda & The Bahamas
Arbor Day Foundation
US Forest Service
ReTree International
Canada
Tree Canada
South America, Central America, Mexico & Islands of the Caribbean Sea
UNEP - Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazilian Ministry of the Environment
Europe
Carbon Footprint
UNEP - Europe
The Orient and Southeast Asia
Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China
Japan Ministry of the Environment
Korea Forest Service
UNEP - Asia Pacific
India, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
UNEP - Africa
Green Belt Movement
Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea & the Islands of the South Pacific Ocean
National Tree Day
Green Fleet
Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
New Zealand - Ministry of the Environment
Multiple Constitutional Areas
UNEP - North America
Billion Tree Planting Campaign
International Year of the Forests

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