Look around you. Everything humans have invented and ‘made’ is from materials from the earth. Good reason to remember to take care of our planet – the only habitable rock for us humans in this solar system.
“National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree planting times in their area.”
“The idea for a “tree-planting holiday” came from journalist and politician J. Sterling Morton who, having moved to the Nebraska Territory from Michigan in 1854, noticed the need for trees on the windswept landscape. … On April 10, 1872, an estimated 1 million trees were planted on the first Arbor Day in Nebraska.” Click here for the page reference
One of the best reasons to plant a tree and help the earth? Trees help combat climate change. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon (CO2) into the atmosphere. Through the process of photosynthesis, trees and other plants take up that CO2 and create oxygen.
Here are some other links to check out about the importance of trees to us humans and planet earth:
- Check out the Arbor Day foundation’s 10 reasons for planting a tree – Today!
- From the ‘Tree People” – the Top 22 Benefits of Trees
- “A Future Without Trees?” – by EPA employee Lina Younes