Rotary Loves Trees
The wise owl
  • 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.

How it Works

The Rotary Club of Belleville is branching out on a mission to plant trees in our beautiful city! The goal: to plant 50,000 trees, one for every Belleville citizen. To achieve this, Belleville Rotary will host Rotary Loves Trees, a biannual planting event, beginning with our first plant in Fall 2020.

The Rotary Club of Belleville has teamed up with the City of Belleville and Quinte Conservation to allocate land for our trees and identify the types of trees that will thrive in that land.