Saturday, May 3, 2008

Day 12 of our Green Year: Planting Trees

Well, the day finally came when we could go out and plant some trees, so we took the time to go off into the mountains around our town and plant some pine trees in the forest.
We wanted to make sure they survived, so we picked areas that were away from trails, but were also open so that the pine trees would not be choked out by the larger trees.

These pine trees will help to take CO2 out of the atmosphere, put more oxygen into it and assist the environment by providing a habitat for everything from insects and squirrels to chipmunks and birds.
In all there was seven trees planted, over a wide area.

Planting trees is one of the best things you can do for the environment because every day, too many trees to count are cut down to be used for everything from houses to toilet paper in our society.
You may want to plant a tree yourself. It can be done to signify a marriage, birthday, birth or death, and it helps the environment immensely. Think of how cool it will be to come see the tree you planted on the 1st birthday of your son, when your son is 31 years old!

Do the world a favour, plant a tree. We did seven times and that is seven more trees helping to fight global warming.