Celebrate Earth Day By Planting a Tree!
— Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes, organizers of the first Earth Day held in 1970.
Start a Tradition!
START A NEW FAMILY TRADITION: PLANT A TREE!
At this year’s Earth Week Plus Expo you’ll have a chance to receive a free Sugar Maple tree seedling. (Supplies limited – First come- first served.)
You’ll be amazed at how fast trees will grow. Plant today, enjoy for many years to come. See local samples of amazing changes from seedling/sapling to mature Maple, Flowering Dogwood and Evergreens. Read more about Karen Martin’s seedling giveaway on the Earth Week Plus Blog – click here.
WHY WE NEED TREES:
Trees provide food and shelter to birds and mammals
Trees produce oxygen and they clean the air
Trees shade and cool us
Trees provide humans with fruits and nuts
Trees provide windbreaks
Trees provide recreational fun areas (forests and parks), and branches
to hang swings and hammocks
Trees clean the soil by absorption
Trees soften noise pollution
Trees provide lumber to build homes and furniture
Trees help fight soil erosion
Trees beautify our cities and towns
Trees increase property values
Trees absorb air pollution – Tree- of- heaven is one of the most effective trees for absorbing urban air pollution.
Added by Ecologist Jesse M. Lincoln