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Published on May 2nd, 2011 | by Julia

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Treat a Tree…

…and start planting.

Combatting the plastic plague by cutting back on single-use plastics is a fantastic step to saving the environment, but there’s still lots more we can do.

During the first week of May people all over Ontario are pitching in for Arbor Week: a week devoted to the preservation and planting of trees.

Trees are integral for the health of our planet and all living things in it – including us. First of all, trees produce the oxygen we need to breathe easy (a mature tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year!). Not only that, but oxygen cleans the air we breathe and helps to minimize the pollution in our environment by filtering out harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

Not only that, but trees prevent soil loss, provide food and homes for animals and wildlife, and protect us from the sunshine on those hot summer afternoons (and much much more).

So grab your shovel and start planting!

(Oh, and remember when we talked about Arbo Pals? If you want to refresh your tree-trivia, head over there to take on some enviro-challenges, and plant trees at the same time.)

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