NWF Provides Free Trees for Stewards Aiming to Improve Communities
National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife program helps communities and young people learn about the importance of trees for communities and wildlife
As part of the event, participants will learn about the many benefits of trees and their role in the environment, including:
- Trees improve air quality, absorbing pollutants and filtering contaminants from the air.
- Trees improve water quality, reduce flooding and erosion and slow evaporation through stabilizing stream beds and filtering water through leaves.
- Trees help reduce energy costs for schools and homes by providing shade in the summer – reducing air conditioning costs – and acting as wind breaks in the winter.
- Trees improve health by providing a calm and relaxing environment and help add to an overall sense of well-being. Hospital studies indicate that patients who have window views of trees and green spaces are calmer and more relaxed, and many heal faster.
- Tree planting projects are a visible sign of a commitment to improving green space and community aesthetics.
Learn more about the Trees for Wildlife program and how to apply to potentially receive trees for a community service project: www.nwf.org/trees
Lesson Plans and Activities
Brought to you with permission by the National Wildlife Federation
Group Activity Guides (Designed for group settings of 5-30 individuals)
Mentor Activity Guides (Designed for One-on-one; adult and child)