Environmental Club Hosts Tree Replenish Project

Trees are being sold to help decrease carbon emissions in the environment


Sanford High School’s Environmental Club is hosting a tree sapling sale through Thursday, April 6. 

The club is partnering with Tree Replenish for this sale. According to Tree Replenish, their mission is, “Empowering students to create a more sustainable and equitable future through community tree-planting.”

The purpose of this event is to offset the excess carbon emissions in our environment. From accomplishing this goal, there will be a variety of benefits that result. For example, it can help prevent erosion as well as helps provide a healthy habitat for organisms.

The Environmental Club met as a group and, based on the Tree Replenish calculator that accounted for the carbon emissions, came to the conclusion and goal of selling 160 trees this year.

The trees they will be selling include Red Maple, Sugar Maple, and Paper Birch. Once you have purchased your trees, they will be available for pick up on May 5 and 6 at the high school.

Genevieve Trafelet, Environmental Club advisor, shared, “Last year we sold tree saplings. We sold about 150 and our goal this year is to hopefully sell 160 saplings. We’re selling them to help offset our energy consumption at school.”

Saplings will only be open for purchasing until April 6. If this is something that interests you make sure to sign up soon. 

The process to purchase is simple and quick and can be done so here.

The Environmental Club has its own Instagram, @sanfordhs.environmental_club which has the same purchase link attached in the bio.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to gtrafelet@sanford.org at any point for more information regarding this event. Make sure to spread the word to your friends and family, and help make the environment a better place.

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