Arbor Month

Image of Red Pine from Forestry ImagesCelebrate trees, they're great!

The celebration of Arbor Day gives you an opportunity to learn about trees and take positive action to make the world a better place. Here is a quick list of reasons trees are so important to us all:

  • Trees provide shade to keep us and our homes cool on hot summer days.
  • Trees give off vital oxygen through photosynthesis which you and I and animals need to breathe.
  • Trees absorb harmful pollutants and small particles from the air which could damage our lungs.
  • Trees provide protection from the wind.
  • Trees reduce noise pollution.
  • Trees give us products such as: chewing gum, crayons, soap, shatterproof glass, suntan lotion, cork, dyes, life-saving drugs, writing paper, syrup, perfume, pencils, firewood, building materials, and much much more.
  • Trees provide a home and food for wildlife.
  • Rotting logs and leaves eventually turn into soil and put nutrients back into the soil for other plants to grow.
  • Trees are beautiful to look at, nice to listen to as leaves rustle in the breeze, fun to explore, exciting to climb, and great to dream under.

Join millions of other people and take part in Arbor Day. Celebrate Arbor Day and month by planting a tree!