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ENO Tree Planting Day calls to act 20th of May

posted May 18, 2011, 11:17 PM by Mika Vanhanen   [ updated May 19, 2011, 11:35 AM ]

Schools, children, youth and ngo’s are planting trees today in every corner of the world. Trees are planted to celebrate the international year of forests and their importance. Over 5 000 schools or groups will take part in 137 countries, Guatemala, Nauru and Kosovo as the new entries. Around one million trees will be planted to celebrate the day.

This 24-hour adventure started  from Oceania where the first trees were planted. Following the Sun, new trees are put to earth in Asia, Europe and Africa. Finally this chain of trees will reach the Americas. The Earth turns on its axis and new trees will have found their homes.

Only tree species of local origin are to be planted. Participants are asked to establish study sites (50mx50m) around their planting sites. In these sites they will identify species and biodiversity. Photos are taken and sent to online albums. 

ENO Tree Planting Day will take place now 10th time. It is arranged twice in a year, in May and in September. Tree planting is one of the most popular activities in the ENO Programme, coordinated by the ENO Programme Assocation in Finland. Planters are invited to share their experiences in the global Act Now conference 13- 17 September in Joensuu, Finland.

Act Now! Forests For Future conference

”Use wisely what’s been given and give back what you owe.
We need them for our living – we want our forest to grow”