Rotary Tree Challenge
Put on your wellies and join forces with Rotary clubs in your area for a tree-mendous challenge.
We are determined to meet a worldwide Rotary goal, set by Rotary International President Ian Riseley, where every Rotary member plants at least one tree each and changes the environment for the better by Earth Day on 22nd April 2018. The help of the public is very much needed.
To help this challenge, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland President Denis Spiller has secured the valuable help of our good friends at the Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest conservation charity. The charity is delighted to support Rotary by supplying trees and advice to make sure the saplings have the best chance of survival.
If all Rotary members here in Great Britain and Ireland take part, over 47,000 trees will be planted. That’s the equivalent of a forest the size of a hundred football pitches springing up!
Worldwide and there could be over a million trees placed in forests which are under threat from disappearing. The help of the public will dramatically increase this figure. From Rotakids, Interact and Rotaract clubs to schools and local businesses, together we can achieve so much more.
This challenge is a lovely way to involve communities and activities will vary from extending and under-planting existing woods to enhancing parks and open spaces.
Planting events will take place in November 2017 and March 2018 so start the groundwork now and help make the great outdoors even greater through one of the following ways:
- Prepare your club with advice from the Woodland Trust and place your order.
- Invite local groups, businesses and members of the public to help with tree-planting events.
- Check the other Rotary tree schemes and take part.
- Prize – The Rodney Huggins Environmental Award will be offered to the club which best takes on the challenge. Your club could win £250, thanks to the generosity and support of the Rodney Huggins Family Trust.
- Check planting advice pages
Members of the public
- Grab your welly boots and make contact with your local Rotary club using the Rotary club finder.
- Check the other Rotary tree schemes and take part without getting your hands dirty.
Thank you for helping this major environmental Rotary campaign which will restore habitats for wildlife, replenish forests all over the world and give you a hugely satisfying day out with friends.
For more information about the Rotary Tree Challenge, please contact Terry Knowles.