Friday, April 27, 2007

Trees - Why Do We Need Trees?

Our granddaughter lived with us when she was in first grade. She had an assignment to write about trees, explaining why trees are important to us.

We talked about trees all week, and it was surprising how many things she came up with for her paper. Garry was teaching her about mind maps, so we drew a mind map of her tree project.

Did you know 25 million trees are chopped down each year to make 45 billion Chinese chop sticks?
Today is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Join the National Arbor Day Foundation and get 10 free trees! Shop for trees online, learn the care of trees, or visit Carly's Kids Corner for fun and games, kid style.

If you don't already know, find out about your state tree through the U.S. National Arboretum. The Texas State Tree is the Pecan Tree, and I celebrate pecan trees whenever I can.

Happy Arbor Day!

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1 comment:

google said...

Vicki why do you talk about trees and feel so lonely?