Thursday, January 10, 2008

One Million Trees by 2020


Join the reforestation project for the greater Mankato and North Mankato area! Anyone can participate: groups, businesses, schools, families, individuals. It's fun, wholesome and for the future!

Benefits of reforestation:

  • Beautification
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Wildlife habitat protection
  • Summer cooling
  • Groundwater recharge and soil stabilization
  • Fuel savings (no mowing required!)
  • Noise abatement

Contributions Needed:

  • Seedlings
  • Cash contributions
  • Individuals, youth, civic, and school groups to volunteer to plant seedlings in April
  • Citizens to supervise volunteers and groups in planting
  • Citizens to organize and coordinate planting

To contribute time or trees, or to adopt a reforestation site for you or your group, call Malda Farnham at 507-345-7339. Or make your tax deductible contribution to:

Centenary Million Tree Project
c/o Centenary Methodist Church
501 S. Second St.
Mankato, MN 56001

What the media say:

For more info email Tom Hagen.

The Million Tree Project is co-sponsored by Citizens’ Voices with support from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. Promotional and publicity assistance comes from Creative Ad Solutions.

For more about the benefits of reforestation, read this chapter from Lester Brown's Plan B 3.0.


  1. Seedlings will arrive in April.
  2. Actual date of seedling arrival will be determined by weather conditions and you will be notified by phone when they are available, so your contact phone number is critical. Each group contact person will be responsible for notifying their group members of time, place to meet, and what to bring. Groups for planting should be 10-15 persons.
  3. A master gardener will be available to give a demonstration of the planting technique on the day and time scheduled for the group planting.
  4. Each group will be asked to plant 1000 trees, requiring a commitment of 2-3 hours. Some follow-up of the plantings may be required depending on weather conditions.

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