In loving memory of Daddy who loved the outdoors and always wanted to be a forest ranger.
I love you, my little tree!
It may not be a grandbaby, but it’s a living thing that will inherit the Earth. Love you. PS–I hope that someday a squirrel family makes this tree its home, it would only be fitting.
May your future blossom with possibilities and opportunities.
To my beautiful puppies!
She is in the hospital. All the good Karma could help.
Thank you to all of our 2012 brides for allowing us at Southern Shindigs and Davidson’s Crazy Good Cakes to be a part of the most important day in your life. May the love you share with your sweetheart only grow stronger and stronger.
Grow, grow, grow, baby girl. And always remember to put something back for every thing you take away. Love.
To our wonderful little man who we love very much.
My first born and one of the loves of my life!
For teaching me how to be green!
Thank you for being the love of my life! I hope this tree’s life is as long and as strong as our love! I love you!
im submitting this dedication in honor of my gorgeous daughter. The joy she has brought me is something i never could have imagined.
Here is a tree to replace the one we are now decorating for Christmas.
Happy New Year!
Your Dad and I are so proud of you and look forward to watching you grow. I dedicate this tree to you...it will grow with you and both of you will make this world a more beautiful place to live. Loving you always. Your mom
I dedicate the planting of this new life to you for your future, as a representation of taking care of our planet and replenishing what we have taken.. Small steps!! One tree at a time! I love you!
Love you and can’t wait to meet you in October!
Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking. ~Author Unknown
Thanks for all you do for your family. Life is planted in your name.
TO THE BEST MOM A GIRL COULD ASK FOR, HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY!!!
Happy Birthday! We are looking forward to you climbing trees with your big sister!
To my mom who makes everything better.
We call this “living” tree facts because it’s a living list of reminders of how every tree really does make a difference. We’ve selected some of our favorites, but we invite you to contribute your own tree facts, quotes and stories through the comment modules on the right.
2011 is the International Year of Forestswww.fao.org/forestry/iyf2011/en/
Deforestation of rainforests could account for the loss of 100 species a day.United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
A single rubber tree yields an average of about 4–5 pounds of rubber per year.MorlanWoodGifts.com
Projections suggest that 100 million additional mature trees in US cities (3 trees for every unshaded single family home) could save over $2 billion in energy costs per yearMike McAliney, Trust for Public Land
A single grown tree can yield 4,384,000 commemorative–sized postage stamps.American Forest & Paper Association
Deforestation accounts for 20% of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.World Bank
A tree releases more than 8 times as much moisture into the atmosphere compared to the equivalent area of ocean.United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
Forests cover 26 percent of the Earth’s surface.World Bank
One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
The paper pulp from a typical tree can yield 460,000 personal checks.American Forest & Paper Association
40% of the world lives in regions infested by malaria. Compared against forested areas, deforested areas can see a 300 times increase in malaria infection.United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
Shoppers are willing to pay up to 11 percent more for products purchased in shops along tree–lined streets than they would pay for the same item in a barren setting.Georgia Urban Forestry
One tree that shades your home in the city will also save fossil fuel, cutting CO2 buildup as much as 15 forest trees.Arbor Day Foundation pamphlet #90980005
A single tree can produce 2,700 copies of an average daily newspaperAmerican Forest & Paper Association
A normal grown tree can yield 61,370 No. 10 business envelopes.American Forest & Paper Association
Over the course of its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.Save a Tree
Rainforests produce over 40 percent of the world’s oxygen.United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
The carbon stored in the world’s forests exceeds the amount of carbon currently in the atmosphere.United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
A University of Illinois study finds that trees in urban areas are directly correlated with lower levels of fear, fewer incivilities, and less violent and aggressive behavior.F. E. Kuo, herluiuc.edu
The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room–size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.U.S. Department of Agriculture
A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year.Arbor Day Foundation
One acre of trees can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.David Nowak, USDA
The average fully grown tree can yield 942 100–page, hard–cover books.American Forest & Paper Association
A “typical” fully grown tree can yield 1,000–2,000 pounds of paper.American Forest & Paper Association
A single grown tree can release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.Mike McAliney, Trust for Public Land
The death of one 70–year old tree would return over three tons of carbon to the atmosphere.International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
A Sugar Maple tree can produce approximately 3 gallons of sap a day. To make just one quart of maple syrup, it takes 11–13 gallons of sap.MorlanWoodGifts.com
Earth’s forest are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.World Bank
Over 25% of modern medicines find their origin from tropical forest plants.United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
Check out this site for a list of inspiring tree stories.www.spiritoftrees.org/folktales/story_links.html
The yield from a typical tree can produce 1,200 copies of National Geographic.American Forest & Paper Association