hug a tree
two days of rain in april is all it takes. like the starting gun of a race, all the trees burst simultaneously. they’ve got a lot to do between now and late october–converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, and sequestering that carbon in their fibers. in one year a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange. one large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people. i spend a lot of time thanking them. hug a tree today. figuratively. or literally.
spring buds and branch tips