Tonight we are going to talk about TREES!! One of my most favorite things. Trees are one of the most important living things on the planet for humans. They give us oxygen to breathe. As you know, humans have screwed up the climate with the overproduction of Co2. Trees could solve this problem as they absorb and store Co2 as you will see in the info excerpt from Wikipedia featured below. However, trees are not on the increase, they are in decline. Cut down to make room for agriculture. Cut down to make buildings. Cut down for burning (cooking and heat). Cut down to make paper products also for humans. With all the cutting down, who is replanting? Some pines are replanted by the timber industry. Some park and forests are replanted by the rangers. Arbor Day supports tree planting. Some cities, counties and states are planting more trees to replace the millions killed by drought. Finally, some gardeners plant trees. The bottom line is not enough trees are planted to solve the Co2 problem. How can we change that? Simple: we all need to plant trees, many trees. I give baby trees when babies are born, when friends purchase a new home, when someone dies and for birthdays. So get with the program and encourage everybody to plant trees. If every person on earth planted one tree that would be 7.137 billion new trees on earth! Wow, what a difference that would make! Enjoy!
Cleveland Select Flowering Pear:
Parts and function
Buds and growth
Link to photostudy in G+ Photo Albums:
Red Maple with new buds:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!