OK, I don't actually speak for the trees, and my poetry leaves a lot to be desired. I confess I'm not much of a Dr. Seuss. I'm not much of Lorax (who, thanks to Seuss, famously declared, "I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues") either. But I do love trees.
As I chronicled in a separate post, I was a long-time city boy who fell in love with the trees on SAP's Newtown Square campus (as it was once an arboretum). And when it came time to move out of the city for a house in the 'burbs, I was happy to find a place with plenty of trees on its modest property.
My favorite tree rises up next to my pool, and once the weather gets a little warmer, I look forward to floating out back and staring up at it.
Which got me thinking: We are currently celebrating Arbor Week, and for each comment, like, question, etc., in the community from now through April 28, SAP will plant a tree. And a discussion about trees would be the perfect opportunity for activity!
Arbor Week is part of SAP Community's 20-year anniversary celebration, and our goal is to plant 20,000 trees -- 1,000 trees for every year of our existence. You can help us hit that number by joining this conversation (or, shameless plug, by giving it a like at least -- because every click counts!).
Here's what you need to do: In the comments below, share a picture of a favorite tree on your property or in your neighborhood. (Think of it this way: One comment with a tree pic will lead to one real tree planted!)
Live in a relatively tree-free area? No problem. Share a picture of a favorite tree from where you grew up, beloved television show or movie (The Wizard of Oz, maybe?), painting, whatever. You can even leaf this site for a minute to branch out to the Arbor Day Foundation (see what I did there?) where you'll find a great database of tree information that you can use to identify and post a picture of your favorite type of tree.
Am I barking up the wrong tree by asking you? Well, you could share a picture of your favorite plant instead. (If it's on your desk, you don't even have to get up. Snap, post, and we'll plant!) We just want you to participate, because your participation helps make the community better (and the planet greener!).
Please share below -- and share this conversation on social media. The more engagement we get in our online community, the more good we can do in the communities where we live!
Wow you have a pool! We don't have the right climate for a pool here in Ireland - but we certainly have the perfect climate for growing trees. It's sad to think that Ireland had 80% forest coverage once upon a time - oak, hazel, ash, yew and so on.
Like you Jerry, I enjoy the trees in my garden and community. The large tree in your garden is impressive! I took some photos while out walking at the weekend that I can share with you here.
At this time of year, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and just stunning - but the wind is starting to take the blossoms now. We have a woods nearby and I love to see the bluebells thriving in the partial shade of the trees in springtime.
So happy to see this initiative for Arbor Week and looking forward to reading posts from everyone else!
#arborday #gotrees #showlovefortrees
My favourite tree is the Huyang tree from where I come from (also known as the Populus euphratica). It is the only tree species known to be able to survive the extreme conditions of the desert. Its nickname is "desert hero” — fittingly describes its amazing ability to endure severe cold, wind, drought and sandstorms... Let's celebrate trees - join Arbor Week with us! One click = One tree!