April 17, 2013
Since this is Earth Month, I’ve been learning a lot of cool stuff about trees in school. We are getting ready for Arbor Day, which is April 26, and we are all going to get a tree to bring home from school on that day. The main way people usually celebrate Arbor Day around the world is to plant or take care of trees. Trees are muy importante to our wellbeing. Do you know all the cool stuff they do for us?
Of course trees provide shade on hot sunny days, we all know that. But they also turn our carbon dioxide, the stuff we breathe out, into oxygen for us to breathe in. Plus, their leaves release water vapor which helps to cool our neighborhoods. Trees are also houses for birds and squirrels and owls and lots of good bugs. Wildlife has a hard time finding places to live in neighborhoods without a lot of trees. There are so many amazing things trees can do. Plus, who doesn’t like sitting under a tree reading a book, right? It is so relaxing!
I think a lot of people don’t know all the reasons trees are good for us. You can help spread the word by talking to your friends about them. Who knows, maybe you’ll get them excited to plant their very own trees!