Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd every year, is the perfect time to take a step back and honor all that trees do for us. They purify the air, fix nitrogen in the soil (which other plants need to grow), exchange carbon dioxide for life-giving oxygen, and perform endless other good deeds in a weary world.
Earth Day is all about loving our Planet Earth, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by giving back to our forest friends. Here are five ways to do it in style.
- Plant at a School
Tree-planting parties make every kid smile, beautify school grounds, and give our air a purifying kick. Join an Earth Day planting party at your children’s or other local school. You do a good deed, they get a tree, a tree gets planted. Everybody wins.
- Make a Tree Pledge!
EarthDay.org suggests you register your trees. This small, fun accountability measure both celebrates people who take good care of their trees, and encourages future planting with their pledge. It doesn’t have to be Earth Day to plant more!
- Take Care of Your Arboreal Angels
Our planet also benefits greatly when you take care of the trees you already have. Make sure to protect them from pests and diseases by watering during hot times, pruning to increase penetration of light and air, diverting spring runoff away from sensitive roots, and calling in the experts for bigger jobs like limb or stump removal.
- Donate to the Canopy Project
Donating to the Canopy Project is one of the simplest ways to fight climate change, and at only a dollar per tree, is pretty darned affordable. You can head to this link to start sponsoring trees without ever getting your hands dirty.
- Buy Native Species
Native species are more likely to grow happily in our area than exotic plants, and when trees thrive, they produce more good effects for the environment as well. Happy trees = happy world, so do your part by honoring our native species, such as ash, beech, hickory, and more.
Want to protect trees or get more going in your own yard or at your business? No problem. Premier Tree Solutions loves helping people green up their properties and keep trees healthy over the long haul. Give us a call to find out more about how we can help you create a bounteous, tree-friendly yard today. Let us know how we can help at 404-252-6448 or contact us here.