Saturday, April 30, 2011
Plant A Tree!
The United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. This year is an opportunity to champion forests and trees and their role in providing communities with clean air, acting as carbon sinks to mitigate climate change, and creating sustainable industries. Since a tree is half carbon, trees represent one of the best ways to extract carbon (which enters the tree as CO2) from the air.
Live a little cleaner, be a little greener, and breathe a little deeper while you plant a tree or two or more this year! I know I'll be planting several trees and shrubs, moving some of my small spruce trees to give them more room to grow, and I'll be sure to give all my trees a little extra TLC this year!