Initiatives around the country are planting and conserving trees in support of the event. The importance of trees? They offset carbon emissions, restore ecosystems, improve the environment, and create a healthier planet now and into the future, no biggie :) Trees still supply the most basic elements of life - oxygen, water vapour, food, shelter and fuel, and are an efficient way to offset the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. Trees are the longest living and largest living organisms on Earth. In fact, without trees, people couldn't survive. Nuff said.
"Certainly, with urbanisation and man’s ever increasing encroachment on his natural environment, trees represent now, more than ever, those principles of beauty and spiritual growth that keep us essentially human." ~ Food and Trees for Africa
What's everybody up to for arbor month? Here are some worthy initiatives and/or info:
Food and Trees for Africa
Soil for Life