Video: Students kick off the holidays with a tree planting

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Students from Seattle Public Schools‘ Salmon Bay School did an amazing job planting trees Dec. 6 at Big Finn Hill Park, part of King County Parks – Your Big Backyard. Hear why these students think trees are important — and learn more about why we’re planting 1 Million Trees by 2020, plus how you can get involved.

If you are looking for a fun and rewarding team-building activity, how about boosting esprit de corps by helping King County plant a million trees?

As part of the County’s “1 Million Trees” initiative, King County Parks is currently signing up volunteers for tree planting events this fall and winter on many of its properties. Planting a million trees by 2020 is a target action in King County’s 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan.

Please consider assembling a team and maybe set up a friendly competition with the group across the cube wall or worksite, or gather some family and friends together. You can attend a pre-scheduled planting event or possibly set up an event for your team by contacting Parks Volunteer Coordinator Tina Miller.

When you attend a tree-planting event, our volunteer coordinators teach you everything you need to know about planting a tree in one of our parks and maximizing its chance to survive. They also take care of all the tools, gloves and trees. All you need are clothes that can get dirty (and stay dry and warm, depending on weather), and closed-toed shoes.

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