Children\’s week planting can also be an opportunity to raise awareness about how valuable trees are. Children may not appreciate that they provide shade, enhance biodiversity and maintain the integrity
Children’s week planting can also be an opportunity to raise awareness about how valuable trees are. Children may not appreciate that they provide shade, enhance biodiversity and maintain the integrity of the land; that they reduce our air conditioning costs and noise pollution, not to mention helping to combat global warming. Yet we habitually abuse them, by paving or building roads over their natural habitats, improperly pruning them, driving over their roots with heavy tractors and poisoning them with fertilisers and other inorganic products.
Children week planting small trees is an opportunity to raise such awareness and remember the debt we owe to trees. Sharing and celebrating this day with children can help to build their sense of responsibility and duty of care to this most precious of our fellow species. So, if you work with children, find out from the link below when Arbor Day falls in your own country and plan to celebrate it with them; by planting a tree or trees – not just for today, but for tomorrow – and help children to discover them anew
Children’s Rights Queensland acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.