Every Card Plants a Tree
Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation.
Returning for the fifth season in a row, Give-A-Tree® cards from the Arbor Day Foundation offer a unique holiday giving opportunity with conservation benefits that will endure for generations. For the first time this year, Give-A-Tree cards can be purchased individually and with customized text.
Bright and beautiful Give-A-Tree Cards from the Arbor Day Foundation help bring America’s National Forests back to life by planting a tree in honor of the recipient. The Arbor Day Foundation will send the gift-giver the cards to sign and give to their family, friends, customers, and associates. Each card does more than send a wish. Give-A-Tree Cards are a gift that lasts a lifetime.
A selection of dozens of Give-A-Tree Holiday cards is available at http://shop.arborday.org/category.aspx?zcid=158
Bob Roney: Park Ranger, Master Naturalist, and lifelong steward of the land
Bob Roney has worked in Yosemite National Park for parts of six decades. The park enthralls him as much today as when he first set foot there in 1967.
“It’s like falling in love really,” he says. “You know when you first meet somebody and you just want to learn everything you can about them — it’s been that way for me for forty years.”
Learn more about Bob’s work and love for Yosemite:
• Visit Ranger Bob’s Facebook page to see stunning nature photography of Yosemite
• Listen to this NPR story to hear an interview with Bob and his Yosemite sound recordings
Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal wrote about the value of street trees — those planted between the sidewalk and the road — in increasing the sales price of a home.
In the study featured — “Trees in the city: Valuing street trees in Portland, Ore.” — 2,608 single family home sales in Portland, Oregon, from July 1, 2006 to April 26, 2007 were analyzed.
Key findings from the research:
- Homes with street trees sold for $7,130 more, on average, and 1.7 days more quickly
- Neighboring houses within 100 feet of street trees sold for $1,688 more each, on average
- The sale premium of having street trees was the same as adding 129 square feet of finished space