Tree gifting Send a tree to all your friends for a canopy of birch, poplar, or cedar leaves to spread humanity around us.
He who plants a tree plants hope–Lucy Larcom I found a wonderful book available free online called Tree Magic, edited by Jackie Hofer. http://www.sunshinepress.com/tmagic.pdf In the preface, she says that research has shown trees to have therapeutic value in our lives. Apparently people driving past green space on their way to work perform better during the day. People in hospitals do better when they can see green out of their window. Neighborhoods are safer and neighbors get along better when trees grow in the area. Rob Rossell, in his blog post Giving the Gift of a Tree, on Into the Bardo tells about how he was declared an “environmental hero” by sending trees as gifts for the holidays. He explains how to do it: You buy a virtual tree (each tree costs only a dollar) from Mokugift and/or send one to a friend as a gift, and a real tree will be planted in various part of the world where trees will do the most good in fighting global warming and reversing environmental degradation. Rob had 134 trees planted through his gifts and the inspiration of 97 others who passed the gift on to their friends. Would you like to join in? Update: Moku gift has closed, but you can still buy trees to be planted internationally from Sustainable Harvest.