Happy Arbor Day
"To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees." - Theodore Roosevelt
Arbor Day is this Friday, April 24th. Trees benefit us in all kinds of amazing ways. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, trees can...
...Help us breathe easy,
One large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for up to four people.
...Keep us cool,
Trees lower surface and air temperatures by providing shade. Shaded surfaces may be 20-45°F cooler than the peak temperatures of un-shaded materials.
...Clear the air,
In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of Carbon Dioxide produced by a car driven 26,000 miles.
Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20-50% in energy used for heating.
...And they can even fight crime!
In Baltimore, a 10% increase in tree canopy corresponded to a 12% decrease in crime and in Chicago public housing residents with nearby trees and natural landscapes reported 25% fewer acts of domestic aggression and violence.
What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than planting a tree of your own? We'll give you everything you need! Check out our Planting Trees and Shrubs Fact Sheet for step-by-step instructions on planting. And click on our Arbor Day Coupon for some terrific tree savings!