This week’s suggestion of how you can help to change the world may seem a bit out of season. But, I recently learned that many trees do well when planted in Fall, just like Spring, because their roots have a chance to develop before the hot summer months. So, today I am suggesting that you plant a tree. Preferably a tree that will develop into a good climbing tree, for the kids, and us adventure-loving adults. How might planting a tree change the world, you ask? Well, it won’t do so immediately. But it does have some surprising benefits that can contribute to world-change. Here are a few…
To break it down into a second grade science lesson… they breath in the bad and breath out the good.
2. Trees brighten a neighborhood
Studies have found that the crime rate goes down in neighborhoods with more green space and vegetation. This is very likely more of a corollary than a cause… but don’t trees make us all a little more peaceful?
Many studies show that after stressful situations, people recover faster and better in natural environments than in urban settings.
So, while this may seem like a futile activity. One small act really can change the world. Plant a tree this weekend. Even the act itself may make you a little happier and able to pass on that joy to someone else!