Plant a Tree: A truly “green” gift

Image courtesy Henry Domke Fine Art

Trying to think of something different, and preferably sustainable and economical for your Valentine this year? How ’bout planting a tree? Or two, or three, or an acre-full… 

Trees Instead and The Trees Remember are two companies that will plant a tree for any occasion, including Valentine’s Day. Heck you could also plant a tree for MLK Jr.’s birthday today, for Obama’s inauguration tomorrow…whatever the occasion, from births to weddings to memorials, Trees Instead and The Trees Remember have a tree for you. These companies both look great, so spread the love and support them both, o.k.?

Did you know that trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth? That’s a pretty apt birth, birthday, Valentine’s, or memorial gift, if you ask me. Furthermore, one tree can absorb about a ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, and produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year – the equivalent of the amount consumed by 18 people annually. For more fun facts about trees and their importance, see Trees Are Good, by the International Society of Arboriculture.

So forget the diamonds, baby, give a tree!

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The Trees Remember: