This week I’m in need of a little positive news, something that brings a little light into my world. I have to admit I’m a certified tree hugger. Trees are my pets every much so as your cats and dogs. I love how they change in the seasons, so fresh in the spring, especially those that flower and smell so fragrant, so lush and full in the summer, so colorful in the fall. I even love bare trees, their branches stark against the slate winter sky or lined with brushes of snow. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, something this planet desperately needs more of. They supply the oxygen we breathe. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. That’s impressive…and vital to our survival. Planting more trees is one of the steps we need to take to combat climate change.
So I was pleased to hear that the National Forest Foundation planted a record 2.6 million trees in 2018. “We are thrilled to have planted this many trees in one year,” said Wes Swaffar, the NFT’s director of ecosystem services. “The credit for this milestone goes to our many supporters and partners. Together we’re making a big difference for our forests.”
What’s more, the NFF has announced a campaign to plant 50 million trees on National Forests on Earth Day 2018. You can follow them on Instagram @nationalforests I just wanted to give a shout-out to them, well done everyone. Thanks for the good news. One step towards saving the planet.
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