Plant a Tree for Earth Day!

treeEarth Day (April 22) is quickly approaching and, this year, the campaign wants your help to achieve one if its most ambitious goals. Over the course of the next five years, as Earth Day counts down to its 50th anniversary, it’s calling on everyone to help plant 7.8 billion trees!

We all know that trees are important for many reasons. But did you know just how important?

Trees help combat climate change

They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.

Trees help us breathe clean air

Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

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Trees help communities

Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income.

Plant your tree (or trees!) and pass along the message on social media with the hashtag #trees4earth. To learn more, visit the Earth Day web site.

 

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