Tip #1 For Earth Day – Plant Trees

 

Plant Trees For Earth DayDuring this time each year you start to see an influx of tips and advice For Earth Day, ranging from simple to somewhat extreme.  This year we’ll be giving a new tip each day for the 7 days leading up to it.  Our goal is to give low or no cost tips that you’ve not heard about 50 times before…..(ie changing light bulbs & taking shorter showers.)  Ok well maybe you’ve heard about why to Plant Trees, but what are you really accomplishing?  Here are 7 great ways you are helping make a difference for earth day by planting trees.

 

Quick Facts About Trees For Earth Day & Why We Need Them

 

Did you know that trees are the longest living organisms on earth? How do trees help purify the air that we breath?

  • Trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
  • It takes an acre of trees to produce the amount of oxygen per year to equal the amount consumed by 18 people annually. One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.
  • One acre of trees removes up to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide each year.
  • Shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer.
  • Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.
  • Tree roots stabilize soil and prevent erosion.
  • Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water, as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds

 

If you are having trouble finding local events to plant trees, like we did, you can always make it easy and join the Arbor Day Foundation.  Its a small $15 donation for the year & they’ll send you 10 FREE trees of your choice!  Choose from: Flowering Trees, Colorado Blue Spruce, Red Buds, White Pines, Norway Spruce, Eastern Redcedars, White Firs & Douglasfirs.  Check them out and plant trees for earth day.

 

Related Articles: “What is the history of Earth Day? EPA Planet Polls” – http://thehealthykey.com/?p=475

 

Lisa is a home environmental specialist focusing on smart, safe alternatives for families concerned about today’s toxin epidemic

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