We take trees for granted, so having a day that reminds us of their wonder and life-giving presence should be celebrated. Tomorrow – April 27, 2018 is ARBOR DAY. Here are some fun facts about trees:
The tallest species of trees in the world include the Coast Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Coast Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce and Australian Mountain Ash.
The Giant Sequoia is not only tall, it is also wide. Because of its amazing size, some believe that the Giant Sequoia is the largest living organism in the world!
Trees produce oxygen and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They purify the air we breathe. If it weren’t for trees, we wouldn’t be alive!
For more tree facts visit: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/plants/trees.html
For fun, printable worksheets about trees visit: http://www.kidzone.ws/plants/trees.htm
There are lots of picture books that honor trees. Here’s one I especially enjoy.
THE LITTLE TREE by Muon Van (Creston Books 2015)
Visit this blog on Monday, 4-30-2018 for my poem honoring the Oak Tree.
Now, go outside and hug a tree! HAPPY ARBOR DAY!