Background

Sri Lanka's forest coverage has depleted from a 53% to 29% in the last two decades (source: Forest Department and Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources) is creating many environmental issues in the country. The government of Sri Lanka has set a target of planting twenty five million trees and the Rotary District 3220 partnered by the Rotary club of Ibbagamuwa has decided to shoulder this responsibility with a target of growing 5 million trees in the next 5 years and for the year 2014/15 set a target of 1 million trees to be planted.

Rotary Sri Lanka has 1 million saplings potted and ready for planting. A private-public partnership with the Ministry of Irrigation, Ministry of Forestry, the Provincial Council of Kurunegala and the District Secretariat. The trees will be planted and grown in designated areas and key protected reservoir banks in the Kurunegala District.

The project

All trees will be geotagged so that one can see the trees being planted and their growth over the years. - the cost of a sponsorship of a tree is US$ 1/ Rs. 100/ -. This includes the cost of the plant and general maintenance for two years.

Tree stories

Research finds every human being is emotionally attached to a tree at some point in their lives. Hence the theme “One Million Tree Stories” was coined.

We invite all Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and their families to post their own Tree Story (A photo of the tree if possible, and a few lines on the memory of your tree story) on our Facebook page: facebook.com/rotarytree.

We hope to select the best submissions and host an exhibition in Sri Lanka.
How to get involved

Get involved

You can pledge your support to the “Rotary Tree Planting Project” by sponsoring a tree for Rs. 100/-.

You can sponsor an individual tree or in bulks of 1000, 5000 and 10,000 plants.

 All trees will be geotagged.

Your Rs. 100/- sponsorship of a tree will include the maintenance cost for 2 years.

Sponsor a tree
Visit any of the 250 HNB branches island-wide and deposit Rs. 100/- in HNB Account No: 003010505840 and mail in the payment receipt.

Rotary District 3220, Rotary Tree Planting Project C/o. 316, D.S Senanayake Street, Kandy.

The committee will respond within 2 days of your payment receipt and will also indicate the date of the tree planting, so that you too can be present at the planting ceremony (Online payments available).

Please call any of the below mentioned administrators for any clarifications.


Administrators

Gihan +94 72 8399257
Nihal +94 77 7588765
Rohan +94 77 7312226


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Visit : www.rotarytree.com for more details.
Facebook URL : facebook.com/rotarytree

Overseas contributions

Donate US$ 1 per plant

Deposit in: HNB Account No: 003010505840

Scan the copy of the payment receipt and mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The committee will respond within 2 days of receipt and will also intimate the date of the tree planting in order to coordinate your participation.

Phase 2 and 3 will give corporate Sri Lanka an opportunity to take part in "Carbon Credit Trading" and also have access to the 'Bio Diversity Bank'. This information will be shared on the 19th of November at the Foundation Seminar.


Please call any of the undermentioned for any clarifications.

Gihan +94 72 8399257
Nihal +94 77 7588765
Rohan +94 77 7312226