The kids had already added themselves to the Face of Climate campaign and we decided to make a green pledge.
So after pledging we’d do it I obviously had to follow it through. (Must stop promising to do things without checking the practicalities first!)
There has been a potted Christmas tree knocking around in the garden since January so I could have just planted this but that felt a bit like cheating. We’ve tried this most years and they never seem to make it.
We bought a little tree at the garden center for a few pounds.
The kids chose a little Silver Birch and named it ‘Mini Sparkles’ and although it’s small now we hope it will grow. I’m going try to remember to visit it every year on this day (or for as long as the kids still want to), and post a picture. I hope one day my kids will be able to bring their kids to show them.
Imagine how amazing it would be if everyone did this.
Found a hidden spot in nature and planted a little tree.
Somewhere wild you can visit again and again.
Even plant another tree every year.
What a whole lot of new trees that would be!
Happy Earth Day everyone.
*Trees produce oxygen and help reduce air pollution. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a year, and produce nearly 260 pounds of oxygen (which is pretty useful).