The Birth Tree Project celebrates the arrival of each newborn and newly-adopted child in the Williston community by offering a tree to the family to plant on their property. Plans for 2017 are still in the works. Our 2016 Birth Tree celebration was Sunday, September 25th, from 2-4 pm, at Gardener’s Supply in Williston. Families who registered for the program received their free trees and shrubs, and activities included crafts and food. All Williston Residents are invited to these celebrations.
We believe that inviting families to plant native trees on their property will instill a sense of community pride, have positive impact on wildlife, and contribute to a cleaner and better environment for all residents. Taking the responsibility to help the tree grow and provide tender loving care is an example of good stewardship that supports sustainability in the community. It offers today’s children as well as future generations a place to live and grown in harmony with nature. We would like this project to be part of Williston’s culture and heritage.
Children born or adopted into Williston families between August 2015 and August 2016 were eligible for the 2016 Birth Tree Project: The deadline was September 16th. Children born or adopted between August 2016 and August 2017 will be eligible for the 2017 event when it’s announced.
The Birth Tree Project is run by Sustainable Williston with the generous support of Gardener’s Supply, Building Bright Futures, and the Town of Williston.