Happy Arbor Day!

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    Apr 25, 2008 4:38 AM GMT
    Today (April 25th) is Arbor Day in the US.

    Celebrate ! Plant a tree!

    This year one of my employees came to me with an idea; as a result I challenged his kids Scouting Council to plant trees. I will pay for the trees, and they will be planted at the local summercamp. I will also donate $1 for every seedling they can plant, plus a $2500 bond for college for the individual who plants the most trees.

    Get creative - Give people trees as presents!

    Plant a tree yourself!

    Donate trees to your favorite charity!

    Trees make everyones day nicer. Hug a tree!

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    Apr 25, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    Total tree hugger here too........ I love trees - especially huge old trees. I like to plant them wherever I move - and it is cool driving by later after I've moved away - to see "my" trees. Just knowing I had a hand in choosing / planting trees that are now grown is a trip for me. As a kid, our school had Arbor Day tree plantings and I still remember how meaningful these ceremonies were for me.
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    Apr 25, 2008 6:59 AM GMT
    I'm pretty well covered at both ends:

    WikipediaAnn Arbor's "Tree Town" nickname stems from the dense forestation of its parks and residential areas. The city holds more than 50,000 trees sited along city streets and an equal number in city parks.

    JNF/KKLJNF has planted more than 240 million trees since 1901 to protect the land, green the landscape and preserve vital ecosystems.
    In fact, I've read that Israel is the only region to have more trees in 2000 than in 1900.
    Here are some current planting projects, from the Coretta Scott King Forest to the "Wings of Peace":

    I want to plant a few pine trees, a weeping willow, and a Dogwood or Magnolia. Might have to pass on the weeping willow due to space limitations.