TREES 4 TOMORROW: A global warming solution project sponsored by Conservancy Hornby Island.
ABOUT THE PROJECT: Trees are one of the best and most cost effective ways to fight the effects of global temperature rise as they remove carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and “sequester” it into wood and release oxygen.
Conservancy Hornby Island is going to be planting 3,500 Douglas fir trees on Hornby Island to kick off the Trees 4 Tomorrow project. Douglas fir will be planted because they can handle dry summers better than other local trees, especially cedar that needs wet soil.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?: It is estimated that at 10 years of age each tree will absorb 48 pounds of CO2 per year. At that rate, they release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere for 4 human beings to breathe fresh air. If we plant 10,000 trees per year on Hornby, in 10 years we could reduce an estimated 2,500 tons of carbon per year out of the atmosphere. That’s a lot of carbon gone and replaced by oxygen!
BE A PART OF THE TREES 4 TOMORROW PROJECT: Conservancy Hornby Island wants you to be involved in the T4T project in either of the following ways:
WE PLANT: Buy T4T seedlings and our tree planters will plant them for you in the appropriate place on your property. We recommend this as it will ensure optimum growth and carbon sequestration for years to come.
Trees 4 Tomorrow “WE PLANT” Prices
$10/tree for 1-5 trees
$5/tree for 6-100 trees
$3/tree for more than 100 trees
YOU PLANT: Buy individual T4T potted trees from Beulah Creek Nursery and you plant them.
DONATE: Donate below for the T4T project to help us acquire more seedlings to be planted in the future. All online donations will receive a tax receipt.
For more information about the project and how to buy and plant trees, go to our website: www.conservancyhornbyisland.org or contact Rebecca, our T4T project manager, at chiTrees4Tomorrow@gmail.com or call +1(226) 456-7413.