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Tree Club

Plant a Tree and Help the World

This year we are giving out 5,000 special trees at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.  Pledge to plant a tree to join Tree Club. You will receive updates and take part in scientific research.


Pledge to plant a tree to join Tree Club. You will receive updates and take part in scientific research.

Carbon dioxide is a gas we breathe out, but it is also released when we burn things. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are rising and this is causing the planet to warm up. It is heating only a little bit but this is causing climates to change. Some areas will get too much rain and have floods and some areas could get too little rain and become deserts. We can all do something to help. A lot of this carbon dioxide comes from using oil and gas for transport and electricity. If we all decide to use less energy we will help. Trees take in carbon dioxide gas from the air and give out oxygen. Trees use the carbon to grow. So by planting trees we get something nice to look at, a home for animals and birds and also help to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

 

Take Care Instructions

  1. Take care not to break the stem of the tree on your way home.
  2. When you get home, place the tree roots in a container of water and plant within a few days.
  3. Pick a sheltered spot not too near any buildings and keep it free from weeds.
  4. You can also plant your tree in a pot.

 

International year of the forest

2011 is designated the International Year of Forests. Get involved in this great project now.

UN Environment Program Billion Tree Campaign. Currently the campaign is on target to plant 13 billion trees.

 

For more information:

www.coillte.ie

www.treecouncil.ie

CALMAST Waterford Institute of Technology

Center for Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology