Why wait till your country tells you to plant a tree? If you feel like it, if you want to do something so intense as give life to something that may last centuries, why wait? Today could be your day. Today could be the day you generate $30,000 in oxygen, recycle $35,000 worth of water, and clean up $60,000 worth of air polution.
Today could be the day you reduce soil erosion and recharge ground water.
Today could be the day you provide food like walnuts, pecans, plums, peaches, apples, pears, berries and maple syrup.
Today could be the day you provide a habitat for local wildlife.
And today could be the day, by planting a simple tree, researchers in the future may use parts of your tree to cure a disease.
If you still want to wait till Arbor Day... consider this: Most countries have an "Arbor Day" or a "National Tree Planting Day," and they're all on different days. On this particular day, July 22nd, the Central African Republic is having their National Tree Planting Day. So, in honor of the trees, grab your shovel and get digging!
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July 21, 2009
Hey! It's Arbor Day somewhere!
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.