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  • Trees sequester carbon (CO2), reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change. You need about 500 full-sized trees to absorb the carbon dioxide produced by a typical car driven 20,000 km/year.

  • An average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing.

  • Three trees planted in the right place around buildings can cut air-conditioning costs up to 50 percent.

  • Trees provide shelter and food for wildlife such as birds, squirrels, and bugs. Groves of trees provide food and cover for larger mammals, such as raccoons and deer.

  • Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

  • Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) is building up in our atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Community Trees 2023

April 29, 2023

Rotary Loves Trees is proud to be co-hosting, with its partner, The City of Belleville Green Task Force, Community Trees 2023.

At this event, a variety of native tree and shrub seedlings will be available, in limited quantities, free of charge, to residents of Belleville.

Community Trees 2023 is Scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 9am-12pm, or while quantities last, at Market Square.

Please bring a pail or bag for your seedlings. Keep the roots cool, dark and moist.

Community Trees 2023 Well Attended

Despite the cold, rainy weather, some 200 Belleville residents, came to Community Trees 2023 on Saturday April 29. They came armed with pails and containers to Belleville Market Square to pick up the tree and shrub seedlings on offer to city residents. Once they reached the “tree table”, people could choose from a menu of 10 species of native trees and shrubs.

The  always popular Community Trees event is sponsored by Rotary Loves Trees, the City of Belleville Green Task Force and Quinte Conservation. This year 2,000 seedlings were provided free of charge to city dwellers keen to plant trees to improve the health and beauty of their community.