Earth Day

nature-3335439__480Don’t you absolutely love the Earth?

And trees! How do you feel about trees? They are some amazing life-forms, in my opinion.

Today is the day that many people on planet Earth express their love for the planet. A lot of people show their love for the Earth by picking up litter, or combing a beach, or planting flowers and trees.

For Earth Day, I thought I’d brag about my stats.

Because I’ve worked in the Recreation and Parks arena for a few years, I can say I’ve planted 330 trees in my life so far. That’s 330 + or – 10 (thanks to GIS, I can actually look at the trees I’ve planted from an overhead perspective). I can say, with confidence, that I’ve cared for over 400 trees.

One of the policies I’ve pushed over the years is that whenever a tree has to come out, whether it’s due to age or health or whatever other reason, then I make sure two more get planted to replace it.

So, if you’re thinking, “Why do we have only one day where we celebrate the Earth?” well then, that’s good thinking. You can take action every day of the year. Many types of trees can be planted inside, in a pot, with some good moistened potting soil. So if you live in a climate zone where there is snow on the ground through the winter months, you can still start a tree and wait to plant it outside when the weather is less harsh. This is actually really fun to do as a gift for neighbors. I’ve done this, and one of the people I gave a tree to kept telling me that the tree was still growing. Every time they saw me, they’d mention it. So I made at least one person happy. And the Earth has one more tree on it.

Make the Earth happy, plant a tree.

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