2012 – 2013 Plant a Tree and Watch It Grow

Sponsored by:

Wood River Land Trust

Project Champion:

Daphne Muehle

What are the appropriate grade levels:

4 to 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

I believe we can accommodate on three or four classrooms.

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes – 3 to 4 hours

Is this a new or existing project:

This is an existing project.

Estimated project cost:



  • A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year (about enough for two people).

  • One tree can absorb as much carbon in one year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
  • It takes 40,000 trees to make enough Louisville Slugger bats for one baseball season.
  • Help Wood River Land Trust (WRLT) finish the Hailey Greenway restoration project by buying and planting a tree. WRLT will be re-vegetating the area just south of Lions Park, after the new pedestrian bridge is built and the cranes are gone. We want to plant nearly 1,000 trees and shrubs to replace the non-native species removed from the area.

    A gift of can buy one shrub. A gift of can buy one tree. A gift of student’s time (volunteering in Fall of 2012 to plant your tree or shrub) will save WRLT almost ,000 in labor and equipment rental fees.

    Choose your plant from: Serviceberry, Wild Rose, Golden Currant or Poplar Trees. Students can even dedicate their tree or shrub to honor of their parents, grandparents, teacher or friend. If tehy do, WRLT will send a letter with a photo of you and your plant to those they’ve honored. Students will always have this special place to go with the person(s) they’ve honored, and WRLT will be happy to escort them when they visit.

    A living plant provides numerous benefits over its lifetime, including adding beauty to our lives, providing a food source, purifying the air we breath and providing shelter for wildlife.

    Join us to plant a tree and watch it grow.

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    Classrooms who have adopted this project

    Pioneer Montessori
    1st, 2nd and 3rd
    Dwina Noesbar
    21 students

    Hailey Elementary
    Paula Doub, Colleen Reall and Jamie London
    68 students