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What we do in our Volunteer Tree Planting Sessions

What we do in Tree Planting Sessions - Precious Tree Project NPO

In a nutshell; we plant out trees – that you have sponsored – on selected properties along the Garden Route and we spend time out in nature, reconnecting with her and getting our hands dirty!

What we do in our Volunteer Tree Planting Sessions

Once we have received sponsorship/donations, we select a site (location) along the Garden Route and establish a day for a tree planting session. Each tree planting experience varies depending on site, location and attendance of volunteers. On arrival, there is usually a short introduction, discussion and activity such as a brief educational talk on how to plant a tree, a short emotional release or breath-work activity.  After that we move on to the fun part, which includes:

  •  Positioning out the trees in relatively close proximity to one another
  • Digging and preparing holes for our precious trees
  • Carefully placing the tree into the hole and adding organic compost
  • Creating a swale around the newly planted tree and adding mulch
  • Watering each tree and boosting the soil with our home-made Earthworm juice (Vermiculture)
  • Tree Whispering – welcoming the trees to their new location

Post planting: refreshments for our tree-loving team of Very Important Planters! All subsequent care and maintenance of our precious trees is then undertaken by the property owner.

Have a question? Want to volunteer and join our tree planting sessions? Contact Us.

As a non-profit organisation, Precious Tree Project rely on sponsorship and donations. Without these contributions, we are not able to see our vision through. Here is how you can help.

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