How many of us celebrate Love a Tree Day? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of it! We hadn’t either until recently. It was quite by accident that we found this great holiday, and we are looking forward to celebrating it this year!
On May 16th, the country will celebrate National Love a Tree Day! The timing could not be more perfect as it falls right in the middle of the Garden for Wildlife Month. This is a chance for all of us to pay homage to the trees; they give us so much, they deserve a holiday!
Let’s face it if it wasn’t for the trees and other plants we would not be here right now! Trees give us what we need to survive on this planet- oxygen; and just as we need the air, trees need quality water to survive. Trees need clean water to eat and grow. Without it, they will not live.
Clean Water is Life
Clean water is vital to all of nature’s beings. Just like us, trees need clean freshwater to live. Unfortunately, more and more of our planet’s groundwater is becoming polluted. This is bad news for us and the trees.
Again like us, trees cannot survive without water. When a tree absorbs polluted water through its roots, its ability to turn water into energy is decreased. It is during the process of turning water into energy (which we call photosynthesis) that oxygen is released into the air.
The more polluted water a tree absorbs, the less oxygen is being released into our atmosphere. Over time, polluted water can actually kill a tree. Without trees, we lose our shade, our tree forts; and more serious issues like erosion and water runoff. Not to mention all of the animal life that depends on trees for food and shelter!
Water Filtration Can Save Trees
As mentioned, both trees and humans need clean water to survive. Humans, however, have a defense against polluted water that trees do not; a water filtration systems.
A tree relies on us to defend them against water pollution. Filtering water is one way we can help. Filtering our water is the best way to eliminate toxins, bacteria, and germs from our drinking water.
Without water filters, we are susceptible to all kinds of illnesses. Waterborne illnesses tend to be the cause of many diarrheal diseases. These things can include, but are not limited to;
- Guinea worm disease
It may occur to some that these illnesses are not as prevalent in the United States anymore. However, this is only due to the fact that we have implemented water filtration systems within our states, towns, and individual homes. If we were to rid our country of these systems…water pollution is a scary concept to contemplate.
Celebrate Love a Tree Day
Love a Tree Day is the perfect opportunity to get out there and make a difference! We don’t need you to hug a tree or go on a planting mission, either.
The best (and easiest) way to celebrate is to give your favorite tree a drink of clean water! Grabbing some water from your faucet, or collecting rainwater, is easy and cost-efficient.
By celebrating Love a Tree Day, you’re protecting not only our environment but a whole ecosystem of life. If you live in an urban area, check your local parks for a candidate in need. The options are numerous, and we want to keep it that way!
Take Your Water Seriously
If you do not have a home water filtration system, we urge you to reach out to us today! There is truth to the old adage “you cannot help others until you help yourself!” The first step to a healthier world is being healthy yourself.