Forget the chocolate, gimme a tree

Redbud image courtesy Henry Domke Fine Art

Here’s my obligatory blogger’s Valentine Post: 
Yup, it’s that time again. Why not forgo the pesticide-laden roses this year and get your Valentine something more original, longer lasting, and better for the planet? Like, for example, a tree! Or several trees, or an acre of trees. I blogged about two great companies last month, The Trees Remember and Trees Instead, that will plant trees for you, so rather than repeating all of that all over again, click here to read that post. You may not be able to specify trees with heart-shaped leaves such as the Cercis (redbud) above or Cercidiphyllum (Katsura tree), but I’ll take a tree planted for me over a box of chocolates any day, including Valentine’s.