Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Arbor Day!

Today is National Arbor Day. Since 1872, Americans have celebrated trees and their beauty and benefits. And communities are encouraged to plant and nurture trees on this day.

I have included several photos of beautiful tree-lined streets. Trees are a great addition to a community. In fact, several communities have even earned the distinction of being Tree City, USA.
Trees are the foundation of mini urban oases. Trees offer shade, cool respite and even reprieve from wind and rain. In the spring, the flowers are visual and olfactory tree and offer habitat to our ‘wild neighbors’ –squirrels, raccoons, opossums, bees, ants, butterflies, moths, and birds.

bird nest in a young red bud tree

Be sure to get out and enjoy the trees in your neighborhood.

trees in an empty urban lot

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