As an intrepid tree hugger I cannot say in words what trees mean to me. I am humbled by the strength and power, kindness and gift that every tree on this earth offers.
Bill chose this background with me among the trees on the path to our memorial bench in Oregon's Humbug Moutain State Park.
This is a woodand group of fauna and flora.
5 group 'Tree'
side 2 is in reverse order.
My friend Lee Taylor-Loewe wrote these eloquent words that I love sharing with you:
"The following is a list of things that trees do for you and me every day:
Trees Improve Air Quality
They actually produce the oxygen we breathe. They also absorb the things that we don’t want to breathe such as gas and small particle air pollution. This is increasingly important for bedroom communities such as Veneta where the use of cars is higher.
Trees Improve Water Quality
Tree canopies significantly reduce the amount of rainwater that reaches the street level. This in turn decreases the amount of stormwater runoff, which we have experienced often in our community.
Trees help save energy which helps save money
In the summer the shade that trees provide reduces the cooling costs and in the winter trees provide a windbreak which reduces heating costs.
Trees help economic stability
Mature trees increase a property’s value. When businesses have trees, people are more attracted to shop there.
Trees reduce noise pollution.
Their canopies can absorb or soften noise levels, which is especially important along busy roads and highways.
Studies have shown that parks, green spaces and trees can provide positive emotional benefits to city residents.
Trees provide habitats for wildlife.
In effect, trees provide habitat for humans as well.
I’ve listed the ways in which trees help us. We in turn, need to help the trees help us by protecting them whenever and wherever we can."