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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Love A Tree Day

Living in the midst of the Shawnee National Forest there are many trees that we see daily. May 16th is the perfect day to live just here. Today, is National Love a Tree Day. Trees are celebrated and the many reasons that we need trees are recognized. This day falls in the middle of Garden for Wildlife month. Wild life finds many uses for trees

  • nests
  • dens
  • trees often have insects and many species of wild life eat insects
  • the list goes on
Many species of trees live long lives. Some trees have been known to live for several thousand years. The tallest known tree was 379 feet tall. Trees help to reduce erosion and moderate the climate as well as provide oxygen. Carbon is stored inside of trees as trees help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

Trees are like gentle, silent giants that live on our planet. There those small trees that resemble bushes or large redwood trees that dot across America's west coast. The beauty that trees offer is something that I can only imagine our Creator making for us to not only enjoy but to use as well. Trees play an important role on the planet Earth. Producing oxygen for all of us to breathe but they also have a softer quality as well.

Trees have been present since the beginning when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The pair made a decision that would give life to the rest of the world as well as starting the Plan of God's Salvation. Another tree, the tree of Life, was the source of eternal life and the love of God. The tree had roots that went deep into the earth and spread its branches into the air, where it gathered light and water. It was also on a tree where the World was given a gift when Jesus Christ chose to die for all mankind under the boughs of trees.

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