06.24.13

Make Monday Matter...plant a tree

Posted by Christina // 8 Replies

Welcome back, did you have a good weekend?  Our big project got rained out….again.  We did get to squeeze in some smaller projects and I managed to surpass lobster red when I mistook bug spray for sunscreen.  Please don’t touch me, I’m sizzling.  More aloe please.

While we are on the subject of plants that heal.  I challenge you to do some planting of your own.  Yup, permission to be a tree hugger…not that you asked for it. plant a tree Did you know that 3 trees planted strategically around your home could cut energy use by 50%.  Not only are they helping you out, one acre of trees can absorb the same amount of CO2 produced by a car driven over 25,000 miles.  Not to mention they are pretty.

If every family planted a tree today, one billion pounds of CO2 would be reduced ever single year.  There are so many gorgeous trees to choose from, Tim and I are thinking we need a fruit tree or maybe a Bradford Pear.  I have always been a fan of the Dogwoods, you know it being the state tree of Missouri and all.

Have you ever planted a tree?
Have a favorite tree?
Do like breathing oxygen?

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8 thoughts on “Make Monday Matter…plant a tree

  1. CT

    I put in a request for a tree from the City for our easement and they came and marked it with spray paint but no tree ever arrived. Sometimes I “love” St. Louis. (dripping with sarcasm).

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    1. Christina Post author

      Hahaha one of the reasons we are having to put in a tree is thanks to a little “flood” area in our back yard, all of our neighbors and us have complained but nothing is getting done. So we are finding some water loving bushes and trees to soak it all up! So I feel your pain 🙂

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      1. CT

        Just so you know our next door neighbors have a Bradford pear and for about two weeks each year (when the flowers are on it) it smells like a combination of vomit and decomposing flesh. Really bad. Also my father-in-law had one taken out of his yard because they are so soft it got tipped over slightly in a micro-storm that hit Eureka. They are pretty though.

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        1. Christina Post author

          Yea, my parents have one in their backyard and it does get kind of smelly. I like that visual….errrr smellual haha. Vomit and decomposing flesh. You crack me up!

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  2. Shelly

    Oooo…I love dogwoods! I begged for a Magnolia tree this year…but of course my husband “the landscaper” gave me a million different reasons why we couldn’t have one, lol!

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    1. Christina Post author

      Hahaha…ohhhh a Magnolia would be so pretty! I keep dealing with Tim telling me, “do you want a bunch of flowering leaves in the pool?” and “I will plant you a mimosa if you will clean the pool everyday” hahaha….these men 🙂

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