Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Trees for a Change

A friend sent me a cool gift idea. Her friend started a company to replenish the number of trees that have been devastated by wildfires. Here is a link if you can't think of that special gift for your loved one:

  • Trees for a Change gift trees are planted in U.S. National Forests to replace trees destroyed by wildfire, disease or insects.
  • Since 2004, the U.S. has seen an extreme number of wildfires, leaving record numbers of acres devastated.
  • The Forest Service has recently identified over one million acres of National Forest land that is in desperate need of reforestation.
  • Our trees are planted and cared for by Forest Service tree experts who specialize in reforestation. They choose which National Forests can benefit the most from our program.
  • Planting only tree species that are native to the surrounding area optimizes growing conditions and ensures that each tree has a healthy beginning.
  • Your tree gift will grow to restore habitat and food for wildlife, provide clean air, prevent soil erosion and add beauty to our National Forests for many future generations.
  • Trees are the earth's longest-living organisms. The average tree in one year is able to absorb ten pounds of pollutants from the air and convert 330 pounds of carbon dioxide into oxygen.
  • Trees for a Change Tree Gifts are a wonderful and generous way to celebrate or memorialize someone special. A tree planted right now will benefit all the inhabitants of our planet for years and years to come. One Tree Gift really can change the world!
I could definitely see the value in this and would LOVE IT if you got me one. :)

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