Hug a Redwood or Sequoia, plant an Elm…

Hug a Redwood or Sequoia, plant an Elm, swing with a Weeping Willow in celebrating National Love a Tree Day. On this day, trees are celebrated and recognized for the wonderful gift that they are to us. National Love a Tree Day is in the middle of Garden for Wildlife Month.

Most species of trees tend to be long-lived. There are some trees that live to be several thousand years old.

The tallest known tree is 379 ft. tall.

Trees provide more than just beautiful landscapes and a shady canopy on a sunny day. They play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate as well as give us oxygen. Large quantities of carbon are stored in their tissues as trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

A unique perspective the financial value of the work a tree performs: Over the course of 50 years, a single tree can generate $31,250 of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycle $37,500 worth of water, and control $31,500 worth of soil erosion.

The tallest trees on earth are Sequoias and giant redwoods are often referred to interchangeably, though they are two very different, though equally remarkable, species of tree. Both naturally occurring only in California, these two species share a distinctive cinnamon-colored bark and the proclivity for growing to overwhelming heights. Both also require very specific, though very distinct, climates to survive.

Trees are a vital part of nature the beauty of our landscape vistas and bring peace and harmony to us with nature. This is a good day to plant a new tree or spend some time enjoying the beauty of the trees that are all around you.

National Love a Tree Day is a relative of Arbor Day.

Chris Edwards Napa 2018

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