Posted May 18, 2011on:
A TREE CITY?
Did you know….?
The City of West Palm Beach is a “Tree City!”
Yep; its official, find out for yourself by visiting the Arbor Day Foundation website: http://www.fufc.org/tree_city.html
BUT don’t get all giddy over that just yet…we are not exactly an “Urban Forest!”
Did you know…that you and your family can make a positive step in creating our urban forest?
Yep; you can help by planting at least one nativecanopy tree in your yard!
Did you know…that trees can make you feel happy?
That’s right; they provide much cool shade from the heat and sun and in Florida that makes us smile!
Did You know… that trees help keep you healthy?
They sure do; they clean the air we breath!
Did you know…that trees are a good investment!
Trees not only look beautiful but add $$$$$$ value to your property! Something Mom & Dad can really smile about, too!
Did you know…that you can save $$$$$$$, too by planting a tree?
Yep; when you plant your tree on the east or west side of your home you will keep your house cooler and save $$$$ on your energy bill! Can you figure out why the east & west side of your home is so important to have a shade tree planted there?
So what are you waiting for…? Get planting! Make it a FUN family or neighborhood tree planting project! Just think how wonderful your neighborhood would look and feel if everyone planted just one canopy tree!
If interested in learning more how your family can do their part check out the websites below and the recommended books from your “Tree City” Library!
Standing tall and strong
It waves to the fluffy clouds
With its green fingers
By Young Naturalist C
The trees of South Florida [by] Frank C. Craighead, Sr.