You are such wonderful boys, and we are very proud of you... “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
I hope there will always be trees on this earth to give you shade wherever you are.
Dream big my princess and may this tree help you reach high high high into the sky XOXO
Dedicated to my future.
For you for the future and for our air – to make up for the giant trees that blew down last week.
Mom, this is for us. You’re the big tree and I’m the little tree. I know you’ll always be ‘up there above’ watching over me like always did. Palm trees remind me of all the good times we had on vacations and great summers. I miss you so much, Mom, and will always love you. How great it is that I get to dedicate this tree (our tree) in your honor. You’ll make this tree as beautiful as you are, all the way from heaven
To a mother who is proof that you sometimes have to go through seasons of bad weather but you can truly grow where you are planted.
Peace, Love & Happiness to all
For my little sprout – may you and this tree grow strong!
A new life in celebration of yours. May you live to see the planet healthy and fruitful.
my love for u mommy grows more and more each day. Now that I am an adult and children of my own, I understand how hard it was for you raising us. I love you with all my heart and thank you for being such an amazing Mother
to my guys. i love you all. you make my world go round. xo mommy
Here’s a tree for you – may you always have a forest to walk in!
You too can make a difference
We are so excited to meet you in August!
A tree for my monkey :–)
Mother, life will go on through you. I love you. “Patsy”
As this new tree represents new life, so do you to us. We love you and can’t wait to meet you.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. ~Henry David Thoreau
My beautiful daughter – this tree is planted in your honor to help make the world you live in a better, more vibrant & healthy place. Love you!
To my sweet baby boy for a bright and green future.
Going on three years of being Mrs. Thornsberry! Time has gone by fast. I love our little family :) L, Lauren
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