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Planting a Tree is an Act of Hope

Every book sold results in one tree planted.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR TREES by Dan Lambe of the Arbor Day Foundation, written with Lorene Edwards Forkner. Published by Timber Press.

Inspired by a collective sense of urgency, a global movement to plant trees is emerging and gaining momentum. To move the needle, we need to act on a massive scale and plant millions of trees today to have a measurable and lasting impact on billions of lives tomorrow.

Featuring poignant messages from journalist Soledad O’Brien, actress Rosario Dawson, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, YouTube sensation MRBEAST, and many others, NOW IS THE TIME FOR TREES is the rallying cry we need to ignite the fight against climate change.

The book not only inspires environmental action, it also educates and instructs. The experts at the Arbor Day Foundation provide simple first steps to get involved with a how-to guide to choosing the right tree and foolproof advice for planting success.

Why plant trees?

Trees clean our air and water, moderate global warming, help prevent flooding and erosion, improve our health, enhance our communities, and beautify our world. By planting more trees, this proactive, positive change can be ensured. The trees we plant today will serve our planet and its people for generations to come.

Climate: trees and forest are the best nature-based solution to climate change, given how much carbon they capture and store.

Ever walked under a tree on a hot summer day and felt instant relief?

That magnificent plant singlehandedly lowered the temperature around it by up to 10 degrees. Urban trees remove 822,000 tons of air pollution a year.

Water: forests act like a sponge, absorbing water from rivers and streams that we eventually drink.

A single tree can intercept heavy rainfall, absorbing a lot of what lands on its leaves, bark, and around its roots. It can store 100 gallons or more of water, helping with flooding and soil erosion.

Wildlife: Forests are home to 80% of the world’s biodiversity.

There are BILLIONS of living things on this planet, and 80% of them rely on forests for their homes, food, and water. What’s 80% of billions? Still billions.

THE IMPACT OF 100 MILLION TREES

If one out of three people in the United States each planted one tree, the compounding benefits of those 100 million trees would be immense.

According to a study by the U.S. Forest Service, over a hundred years, those 100 million trees would:

  • remove 578,000 tons of chemical air pollution— enough gaseous chemical pollution to fill seventy Goodyear® blimps;
  • remove 15,850 tons of airborne fine particulate matter— enough airborne particles to fill nine Olympic-sized swimming pools;
  • sequester 8 million tons of carbon—equal to taking 6.2 million cars off the road for a year
  • absorb 7.1 million cubic meters of water runoff—equal to each person on Earth filling a bottle of water every day for 5 years.

The Arbor Day Foundation plants trees because people need trees. Our health and the health of our planet are interconnected, and the simple act of planting trees benefits both. The Arbor Day Foundation works to connect opportunities, people, and organizations to plant trees and forests to help solve some of the most critical issues facing our planet.

Use my Amazon affiliate link to purchase your own copy of Now Is The Time For Trees and ensure a tree is planted on your behalf.

The Arbor Day Foundation has been inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees since 1972. And that simple mission has had a global impact. The Foundation has grown over the last 50 years to become the largest member nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. And in that time, they have worked with members, supporters, and a strong network of partners to plant and distribute nearly 500 million trees worldwide. But the work is far from over.

Trees help slow climate change, foster biodiversity, improve our communities, and provide a stronger future for everyone. It is critical that we continue planting at scale, now more than ever before. Thanks to their strong connection with planting partners, the Arbor Day Foundation can keep pace with the increasing need — while consistently ensuring that the right trees are planted in the right places.

Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org.

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