Gala Snir Shaool (right) and her friend Autumn Euerby at the Cottonwood Market. Photo submitted

Trick or tree! Nelson teen raises Halloween money for tree planting

Gala Snir Shaool might stop by your house on Halloween night

Gala Snir Shaool of Nelson loves the Lorax.

That Dr. Seuss character, as his fans all know, “speaks for the trees.”

So this year Gala, 13, decided to dress up as the Lorax for Halloween. And she has decided to speak for the trees too, by asking you, at your door when she is trick or treating, to contribute to tree planting around the world through her Trick or Tree project.

Gala says she is worried about the state of the world.

“I think it is important to do what you can,” she says. “I try to do the little things — not eat animal products, use less plastic, use better transportation.”

She did some research, found several international tree-planting charities and will contribute to them with her Halloween money. They are listed at her website and they include the Eco-Society’s old growth trees protection campaign.

Contributions can also be made on her GoFundMe page called Trick or Tree.

Gala will have a booth outside the Kootenay Co-op on Saturday and on Halloween morning.

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Thirteen-year-old Gala Snir Shaool of Nelson is contributing project earnings to tree-planting charities. Photo submitted

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