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Arbour Month

9 September 2013

Posted by: Simone

It’s Arbor Month and we are celebrating all things green! Green thumbs, green light, rub of the green…
Arbor month is all about remembering trees and as Winter draws to an end we are beginning to look
to our skies for that first Spring rain so that our trees may bare green once again. Animals have begun
to concentrate in smaller areas in search for the last of those nutritious leaves and grassy sprouts and
each day we raise our heads in search of a first flower or fruit awaiting Spring to reveal her beauty.

Living in towns and cities, the green world beyond the smog, noise and city lights becomes a distant memory
as buildings transform into mountains and trees into cellphone towers. Out here in the bush, trees are part
of our everyday lives and we remember their importance as we watch animals great and small enjoy the life,
shade, and clean air they provide.Trees are not only an essential part of the environment for animal species
but sustain life on earth for human habitation as well. They are responsible for purifying soils and the air
by absorbing pollutants and chemicals. They not only filter sewage but also water tainted by waste products
and other farming chemicals.

By keeping more trees in your garden you increase the value of your property by 15% or more! So instead of clearing, let’s plant more trees for the well being of our environment, health and pockets. In light of Arbor Month, Leopard Mountain staff are planting a tree a day. Once these trees are bigger we will be moving them into the greater reserve to help reduce our carbon footprint. Try planting a tree this month to show your support and celebrate all things green!

Did you know that everyday one tree produces enough oxygen to support 32 people for one day?

Trees- by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray,

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair

Upon whose blossom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.