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Monday, April 23, 2012

Thank a Tree!


T is for Trees


Not only are trees beautiful, trees are really important to the health of our planet, and by extension, to our own personal health.  Here's some of the things trees do for us:
  • Trees are our planet's lungs.  They convert the CO2 humans exhale into oxygen.  According to http://coloradotrees.org/, an adult tree can change 48 pounds of carbon every year into enough oxygen to keep two people alive.

  • Trees reduce ozone levels.  In large cities this can mean milder temperatures and more breathable air.


  • Trees prevent soil erosion -   their roots stop soil from washing away.

  • Trees moderate temperatures.  They absorb summer heat, cast some shady relief  and provide a windbreak from chilly winter winds.

  • Trees provide food in the form of fruit, nuts and even maple syrup (yum).



                          Click here for some fun facts about trees.
And perhaps most important of all - trees can be fun!

Thank a tree!

12 comments:

  1. I love trees, especially climbing trees. I wish my yard had more. We're letting some unexpected trees grow in the front. Thanks little birds, for popping out the seeds there!

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    1. I'm glad to hear your letting them grow. So many people yank them out because it's not where they would have planted them.

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  2. Lovely post! I simply adore trees and always had a hard time understanding some people's preference for a treeless yard. Yes, to each their own...I just cannot imagine not having trees. My personal favorite is the Weeping Willow. :)

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    1. I spent a lot of my childhood perched in a big, friendly weeping willow. We used to let the branches grow right to the ground and sleep in there on hot summer nights.

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    2. Okay...are we related or something? We had one in our yard too and I practically lived in it. My sister told me a story which I was too young to remember. I guess my dad was going to cut it down and I literally got ill over it...so the tree stayed. Yay little me! :)

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    3. My tree eventually died (I had grown and moved away by then) so I replaced it with a red maple seedling that was growing in the garden of my new home. That red maple is still standing there today.

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  3. Terrific post! I've always had a reverence for trees. I spent a whole bunch of my childhood hours perched in an especially beautiful one. :O)

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  4. great post! sometimes when I hug a tree, I can feel its energy hugging me back (seriously).

    am following now, and will be back to read more! can't wait to read what you come up with next.

    best,
    MOV

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    1. I think it's awesome that you hug trees! I often feel the energy of the trees (seriously). Thanks so much for following.

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  5. I want to live in an area surrounded by trees. That would be orgasmic 24/7.

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