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  January 28, 2013 For the new year it seems like our theme for the month is trees. Planting them in fact. The Lorax by…more

 

January 28, 2013

For the new year it seems like our theme for the month is trees. Planting them in fact. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss was published in the early 1970′s and most of us have a idea of what the book is about. Trees. But in the past year or so many of our customers for baby shower and birthday party favors have requested one of the Lorax poems on their cards. Since our cards are custom it is definitely possible and we have come to enjoy printing these special cards. Here are a few we would like to share:

i. “But those trees! Those trees!
Those Truffula Trees!
All my life I’d bee searching for trees such as these. The touch of their tufts was much softer than silk. Andy they had teh sweet wmell of bresh butterfly  milk..”

ii. Mister!” he said with a sawdusty sneeze, “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.

iii“It’s a Truffula Seed. It’s the last one of all! You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds. And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula.Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.”

Today we would like to share with you the inspiration that is The Lorax, or at least a few aspects. Children can learn about the importance of planting trees from this book and the move by the same name.

kids birthday party favors with trees

A Book about Planting Trees and Seeds

At Tree Beginnings we love all the artistic and creative mothers who have gone ahead and invented ways to celebrate planting trees by incorporating , The Lorax, tree planting into their Children’s Birthday Parties. There is a great quantities of information on blogs and pictures you can find on the interenet.  We just wanted to share with you a few of our own unique tributes to THE LORAX.

Tree Seed Kits for Birthday Parties - With one of the Lorax Poems on the back of the card

lorax birthday party

Inspiration of the Lorax to plant a tree.

Tree Seed Kits for Baby Showers with The Lorax Theme
Baby Shower Games & Activities – Link to Lorax Party Ideas

tree baby shower favors

Plant a Tree for the Mother-to-Be

Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of the earth’s greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise…more

Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of the earth’s greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful. Here are some more thought-provoking facts and figures about our oldest citizens and living treasures…trees!

  1. Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.
  2. Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30%
  3. A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.
  4. A healthy tree can have a value of up to $10,000.
  5. The shade and wind buffering provided by trees reduces annual heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
  6. Each average-sized tree provides an estimated $7 savings in annual environmental benefits, including energy conservation and reduced pollution.
  7. A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four!
  8. Water originating in our national forests provide drinking water for over 3400 communities, and approximately 60 million individuals.
  9. One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
  10. Over the course its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.
  11. An average American uses about 750 pounds of paper every year, and 95% of homes are built using wood. That means each person uses the equivalent of one 100 foot tall, 16 inch diameter, tree every year for their paper and wood product needs.
  12. About one third of the United States of America is covered by forests.
  13. According to the last forest inventory, there are almost 247 billion trees over 1 inch in diameter in the U.S.
  14. The average tree in an urban/city area has a life expectancy of only 8 years.
  15. The tallest tree in the country is a Coast Redwood growing in northern California’s Redwood National Park. It is 369 feet tall and over 2000 years old!
  16. http://www.savatree.com/tree-facts.html  from this site.

                                    Colorado Blue Spruce in all its Winter Wonder

Winter Tree

Trees help our environment and evergreens look fantastic even in the winter.

We went to a tree seed meeting this January and had the honour of visiting an araucaria forest in Chile. I love trees but had no idea how this unique Monkey Puzzle Tree Forest in the mountains of Chile, near the Argentina border would affect my view of trees and how important they really are in our world.

Seeing that forest of ancient looking trees, some 1000 years old or more was one of those of life’s experiences that I will never forget. Apparently part for Jurassic Park was filmed and it is truly magnificent   place. So next time I plant a tree, I will think of all the living that will go on after I am gone and someone else will enjoy that tree I planted for many more years.

 

araucaria forest in chile

Plant a tree for yourself, plant a tree for the environment, plant a tree for futures generations, there is no good reason not to plant a tree.

January  17, 2013

Thanks for Reading.

Sheila

Pictures of Your Seeds in Panamá! > Thought you would like to see your plants growing in Panama. > > Thanks again for all your…more

plantamemory seeds growing

growing seeds to plant a memory

Pictures of Your Seeds in Panamá! > Thought you would like to see your plants growing in Panama. > > Thanks again for all your assistance. Nailah

We love to hear from our customers, send us your seeds, trees, flowers and we will add them to our blog.
For indoor Growing:
At this time of year for indoor growing we recommend gerber daisy for flower seeds, any of the herbs and the tree seed is really popular in the winter because we send indoor and outdoor planting instructions.
For Winter planting of tree seedlings see information page:

For January 2013 we are giving away FREE Guest Books with our orders: Quantities are Limited so Place your order Early.

green wedding guest book

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