Earth Day was last week did you plant a tree? Here are some of the reasons you should. 1 - Trees combat climate change. 2 – Trees clean the air. 3 – Trees provide oxygen. 4 – Trees cool the streets in the cities. 5 – Trees conserve energy in our homes. 6 – Trees help prevent soil erosion. 7 – Trees provide food. 8 – Trees mark the seasons. 9 – Trees increase property values. 10 – Trees provide canopy and habitat for wildlife.
I know I’m preaching to the choir, but I feel very strongly about the need to plant trees in our gardens specially those of us living in big cities. I remembered 1992 when hurricane Andrew destroyed the tree canopy in Miami, I hope I never see that again. So far my small plot of land has nineteen fruit, flowering and palm trees. And I am not done yet.
A Tap, Powderpuff trees and a Date palm in the front of the house
Lychee and Longan trees
Two Mango and Orange Geiger trees
Plumeria tree and three palms