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A newsletter from Colorado Project Learning Tree — Arbor Day Special Edition

Get Ready to Celebrate Trees in April

April is all about trees! With Colorado Arbor Day falling on April 16 and National Arbor Day on April 30, we wanted to send you this special tree issue. Arbor Day is a holiday that celebrates the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees.

Don't forget, the Colorado State Forest Service will be sharing additional Arbor Day resources in April, so make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for all things trees.
— Your PLT coordinators, Danielle Ardrey & Katie Navin


Three Cheers for Trees

pink flowers blooming on tree
Trees and forests provide many benefits to people and communities all over the world. Use this activity found in PLT’s  PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide and PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide to explore and celebrate the gifts we receive from trees. 
Explore Gifts From Trees Activity

Selecting, Planting & Caring for Trees

It's all about planting the right tree, in the right place, at the right time – and spring is a great time to plant trees in Colorado. Get tips from the Colorado State Forest Service to ensure your tree planting is a success! 
Are you planning a tree planting with your school or organization?
This video demonstrates how to properly plant a tree and includes information on tree and site selection, digging the ideal hole and post-planting care.
More Tips on Tree Planting & Care

What Can a Tree Do For You?

leaves on a horse chestnut tree
Pictured: Horse Chestnut leaves by Kamie Long, CSFS Supervisory Forester

Check out these facts from the Arbor Day Foundation that show how trees positively affect us, our communities and our world. They are great tidbits to show and remind your students on Arbor Day why trees matter.

View Tree Facts

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities 
Free Education Materials

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Check out free student booklets, educator guides, bookmarks and posters from the National Association of Conservation Districts centered around their 2021 theme of Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.
Download Free Materials

Earth Week Summit: April 17-24

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Join this FREE virtual event for eco-enthusiasts who want to celebrate Earth Day in a fun and meaningful way. Participate in live workshops and happy hours, learn how to start impactful green teams and join a 1,000-tree challenge with Mabinju Power House Youth Group in Kenya. 
Register for the Summit

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