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  Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event world-wide. One billion people in more than 170 countries join in…more

 

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The beauty of a tree is everlasting

Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event world-wide.
One billion people in more than 170 countries join in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues.

Environmental challenges abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive.

What can we do?

Earth Day provides the opportunity for positive actions and results. First launched as an envirohmental awareness event in the United States in 1970, Earth Day (April 22) is celebrated as the birth of the environmental movement.
In 1990, 200 million people in 141 countries joined in celebrating the first International  Earth Day. In many countries, the global event brought pressure on heads of state to take part in the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janerio to address issues such as climate change and the world wide loss of species.

We encourage you to take April 22nd to think about the world around you and how you could help, like recycling, reusing or planting a tree or garden.

Happy Earth Day , go green in 2013!

Sheila, Robin, Amy

Celebrating Earth Day in April has been a tradition Since 1972. Plant a Memory is Giving tree seeds to all of our customers this month…more

Celebrating Earth Day in April has been a tradition Since 1972.

Plant a Memory is Giving tree seeds to all of our customers this month so we can all Plant a Tree for a Greener Tomorrow!

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Tree Seed Giveaway for Earth Day

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is now!

Inspire, promote and plant trees for a Greener Tomorrow. By giving Trees as Favors at their Weddings, brides and grooms will set an example and  possibly inspire their guests to adopt a greener consciousness. Together,                       bride and groom, friends and family will be responsible for planting a  forest.

Did you know?

  •  That one large tree provides daily oxygen for up to 4 people.
  • That one large tree can lower peak summer temperatures around the   tree by 5-9 degrees

 

Grow Memories one tree at a time: Regards, Sheila, Robin & Amy

 

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

Almost the end of the year it seems like a time to think back on accomplishments and memorable times. This past summer my daughter and…more

Almost the end of the year it seems like a time to think back on accomplishments and memorable times.
This past summer my daughter and myself swam in the, “Women Swimmin” fundraiser here in Ithaca NY to support the Local Hospice.
http://womenswimmin.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1016969 I recommend watching the video it is very inspiring.

Quote,”…as 291 swimmers and almost 187 boaters crossed Cayuga Lake. They were met on shore by about 1000 volunteers and well wishers. Everyone enjoyed music from the Yardvarks and breakfast from Ithaca Bakery and Collegetown Bagels. A great morning to be at the Ithaca Yacht Club! ”

Wommen Swimmin is a very enthusiastic community event in support of  The Tompkins County and Palliative Care Center. I had wanted to do the across the CayugaLlake swim for several years but this year I planned on signing up early. Since it was the 9th year , the registration closed after less than 24 hours .
I recently read an article about planting leftover flower bulbs in the garden at the Hospice , I think we should do that next year, in addition to the swimming of course.

Tree Beginnings supports our local businesses and always have Since 1992. We also support childrens programs and give seed to some environmental programs throughout the year.

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Children love the environment

Children are the greatest among us, they are wonderful ambassadors for our environment.
Remember the Children of Newtown, Conn: Plant a Memory that will grow and remember  them forever.

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Support the Environment, Plant a Tree

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Plant a Memory for the Children

In the past few years we have been been offering earth-friendly favors for many occasion one being Children’s Parties. From Birthdays, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, Baptisms, to…more

In the past few years we have been been offering earth-friendly favors for many occasion one being Children’s Parties. From Birthdays, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, Baptisms, to Camp Parties , Children are initating the idea of including environmental themes in their parties. For Spring and Summer Birthdays the children want to have planting parties, for summer camps  the children are encouraged to grow something of their own not to mention schools.

We discovered this article and wanted to share it with you. For your next Birthday Party consider giving an eco-friendly favor to your childrens’ friends for lasting memories and encourage a greener tomorrow. It will make you feel better, your child be a trend builder and the kids will think it is “sweet”.

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Planting Theme Birthday Parties

Chanie Kirschner

Let’s face it, folks. Even if we use reusable bags and recycle our paper and plastic, not many of us moms (or dads, for that matter) are thinking about ways to help our kids boost their eco-friendliness. Sure, my son knows the difference between recycling (used coloring paper) and garbage (used diaper), but can’t I go beyond the confines of my recycling and garbage cans, metaphorically speaking? Yes, absolutely. Here’s how:

1. Get your kids used to turning off lights when they leave their room in the morning, and whenever they leave a room throughout the day. Talk to them about how turning off lights saves valuable energy and money too. If your kids are too short to reach the light, leave a small footstool underneath the light switch in their room. You can also teach them to turn off the water while they’re brushing their teeth.
2. When you can, walk places with your kids instead of getting in the car. Resist the urge to drive to the yogurt shop two blocks away. (Of course, I’m a big talker since moving to Florida, but if my memory serves me correctly, you Northerners still have a few months of decent weather before the bitter cold sets in. Or at the very least, a few weeks.) While you’re walking, talk to the kids about the smog that cars emit into the air, and how walking places is a way to keep the air clean and clear.
3. The average American uses more than 700 pounds of paper a year. That’s right — your 40-pound 5-year-old probably uses more than 15 times his weight in paper each year. So get your kids used to using both sides of a paper that they’re coloring on (double the fun!) and try to set aside a place for scrap paper so it doesn’t immediately go into the recycling bin. Remember the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle.
4. Garden with your kids. It is surprisingly easy to grow fruits and vegetables in your backyard. In fact, it’s as easy as going to your local home improvement or gardening store, buying a couple plants, and sticking them in the ground. Trust me, I did it, and it was that easy. Really. Growing your own fruits and vegetables teaches your kids the importance of taking care of the earth around us. Heck, at least it’ll teach them where fruit and veggies actually come from. The first time a small little pepper popped out of the ground in our backyard, my son asked me where the little sticker with the numbers was.
5. Even if you can’t garden at home, you can try to buy organic, local produce when financially feasible, reducing your entire family’s carbon footprint at the same time. This is a great way to reduce your kid’s carbon footprint because it doesn’t involve getting your kid to do anything.
Whatever you do, remember that setting a good example is the number one most effective way to teach your kids anything and everything. Let them see you turn off the lights when you leave rooms, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, make a conscious effort to recycle, and walk or bike instead of drive.
NASA has a great site for kids to learn more about the environment and ways that they can help effect change. And don’t forget to read more about raising your children’s eco-awareness here.
— Chanie
Mother Nature Network, www.mnncom

Plant a tree for Earth Day and take advice from a tree.

plant a tree for earth day

advice from a Tree

Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!

March 29, 2012
Earth Day is almost here – Join us in Celebrating our natural world.
See our April Promotion Below. Plant a tree for a Greener Tomorrow!
From all of us at Tree & Floral Beginnings , Locke ,NY

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Welcome the Tree Beginnings Blog Our blogs are going to be a combination of articles we think would be helpful, interesting favors we have created…more

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grow memories with tree seedlings

Welcome the Tree Beginnings Blog
Our blogs are going to be a combination of articles we think would be helpful, interesting favors we have created for our customers ( you might like) and general thoughts on the state of things at our place. Please feel free to send us any suggestions, comments, questions , ideas , pictures you may want to contribute. We are really flexible and excited to start planting some seeds in 2012.  Thanks, Sheila ( the idea person)

We hope to start a montly give away this spring . Stay tuned, we what to hear from you.

In an effort to find the most fabulous favors we are hoping your will consider adding a touch of “green” to your Wedding day. Whetheryou choose, trees, seed plantable seeded favors or beautiful flower bulbs ,our aspiration is simply to offer a large selection of earth-friendly guest gifts for your to choose from that may complement your individual styles on your Wedding Day.

At Plant a Memory favors & gifts we would not offer a favor we would not be proud to have at our own weddings.
We would move heaven and earth to make them work for you. Please consider an eco favor for your wedding guests because they are good for the environment, customized with your names and wedding date, they are unique gifts, many designs are artist-rendered & exclusive, they are beautifully presented down to the last detail and all of the favors say “Thank You” on the cards expressing gratitude in a thoughtful gift .

We are introducing our new Tree Seedling in a Box. We have been offering the tree seedlings favors for
several years and have struggled with the presentation. This year we havedesigned our own boxes .
The boxes and cards can be assembly completely ,well in advance of the wedding date, eliminating any last minute stress (with favors that is).

The box has a star cut out on the top , just have to pop the trees in a few days before the wedding, transport to the reception venue and you have a eco-chic table decoration your guests will love.

These trees are timeless wedding guest souveniers that will create “growing memories”  of your  life together year after year, beginning with your Wedding Day.

Hope you like our earth-friendly favors and thank you for sharing this blog with us.

Kind Regards,

Sheila( the idea person) , Robin( the details are important person)  & Amy( the efficient , I can do this faster than you person)  the girls at Plant a Memory Favors

Check out our facebook page for more crazy  articles we want to share with when we find them.
www.facebook.com/treebeginnings

 

 

 

Plant a tree in the fall for the best results.

fall forest for weddings
he who plants a tree, plants a hope….

Did you know 2 mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family of 4?

Half of the world’s forests have disappeared.

Tree planting is the most cost effective way to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere and cool down the earth’s temperature.
Planting 30 trees will remove a person’s carbon debt for that year.

What can you do?

Small changes in your life routine can add up to big differences in helping to help the earth. It is difficult to believe that one person and planting one little tree can make a difference. But it can, and planting trees is an easy, fun way to contribute to greening your town.

The presentation of a tree at a special event is a tremendous gift. A wonderful opportunity to inspire, promote and plant trees for a Greener Tomorrow. By giving Trees as Favors at their Weddings, brides and grooms will set an example and possibly inspire their guests.  Meaningful gifts create “growing memories” that last a lifetime.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.” - Aristotle

Celebrate earth day 2011 – plant a tree, save the earth for a greener tomorrow

tree gift of "green"

The celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd began in the United States in 1970 and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson, who had long pondered about finding a way to “put the environment into the political ‘limelight’ once and for all” (his words). April 22 Earth Day, is now celebrated in most countries of the world. Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others. 

We can help our planet by planting trees: Did you Know? One large tree provides oxygen for up to 4 people?

  Plant a tree save the earth

 


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