Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tree with snow
Yesterday was Arbor Day. It reminded me of a sage old saying, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best however is today!"

Did you know that trees really help with the absorption of storm water?  In addition to absorbing water through their roots they also slow the incoming water as it works its way through the tree's canopy.

Other benefits to trees include cleaning the air, providing oxygen, reducing erosion, enhancing property values, cooling streets and homes, conserving energy and saving water.  Trees and greenery can also provide a calming effect, which the Good Lord knows we seem to be needing more and more every day!  You can learn more about the value of trees from iTree.

In honor of Arbor Day…

If you’re a Republican, you might want to plant a black walnut tree. After maturing they can fetch up to $5,000.

If you’re a Democrat, why not allow a Spanish Oak to take root, preferably one looking to immigrate to a new land.

Independent? Nobody’s going to tell you what tree to plant.

Communist Party members can gather with their comrades and discuss what tree the government ought to plant for them.

It doesn’t matter much which type of tree a Socialist plants, so long as it is on common ground.

Libertarians should plant whatever tree makes them personally happy.

Lastly, Green Party members can simply nurture and hug the trees they’ve no doubt already planted.

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