This week we celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. What better way to honor the day than to learn a bit about trees. Did you know:
– There are 3 TRILLION trees in the world
– One Acre of forest absorbs 6 TONS of carbon dioxide and puts out 4 TONS of oxygen. ONE TREE produces enough oxygen for 2 people per year.
– Exposure to trees and nature can reduce blood pressure, relieve muscle tension, and reduce mental fatigue.
– Neighborhoods with more trees experience less crime.
“I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree.” – Joyce Kilmer
How about showing your favorite tree some love?
To celebrate these wonders of nature, I am giving away a copy of the new PB by Best-selling author Beth Ferry called SQUIRREL’S FAMILY TREE. Read my review of this delightful book below.
“This story is a perfect introduction for young children into the world of nature – specifically the importance of squirrels to the growth of oak trees. The rhyming structure and soft illustrations invite the reader into the outdoors and the life cycle of both tree and squirrel. Perfect book to curl up with your favorite kiddo for a read-aloud.”
Just leave a comment and mention your favorite kind of tree and I will put your name in the hat. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on this blog on FRIDAY, MAY 3.
So what tree is your favorite? Mine is the sweetgum.