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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One tip at a Time -




#3 -  Plant a Tree or Two or Three

Most of us know that planting trees can help the environment. Trees trap CO2 emissions, minimizing the effects of global warming.

Did you know they also have many other beneficial effects such as: 
  • cooling your home
  • capturing dust particles from the air
  • reducing noise pollution
  • imparting beauty and serenity
  • stabilizing soil and preventing runoff
  • harbouring wildlife
  • providing a windbreak
  • increased property values
  • providing exercise opportunities such as raking up fallen leaves or mulching fallen bark (Red Nomad OZ)
  • Saving money - planting evergreens this summer in hopes to have Christmas trees in several years ( Tricia )
  • yummy jelly made from our flowering crabapple trees, and we just planted some eating apple trees (Oak Lawn Lady )
  • some trees (like the camphor and neem trees) can be used for medicinal purposes, too (Picture Clusters)
  •  being surrounded by plants makes us feel relaxed and good about ourselves (My bric-a-brac )
  • Provides shade for humans and animals on a hot Summers day (Oak Lawn Lady)
  • A large Oak or Maple is a good place to plant a small shade garden (Oak Lawn Lady)
  • Experimenting with trees in pots as well as planted in the yard. It has been so relaxing to fuss over them! (Not Just Another Mother Blogger!)
  • Our trees came in useful today for my daughter's science project - she had to draw and identify trees and plants in our garden! So trees are also an educational tool!! (Jill )
  •  A big old oak tree in your back yard is the perfect setting for a July wedding!!! (Oak Lawn Lady)
  • Give a tree as a gift (I think this is an amazing idea!!) (lovinangels )
Can you think of any more??  Let me know and I'll add them to the list!!

Monica

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53 Comments:

At March 3, 2011 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

thanks for stopping by I'm following back!

 
At March 3, 2011 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by Harvest For Tomorrow! I am your newest follower! You have a cute blog as well! And great tips!!!!

 
At March 3, 2011 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Rumtruffle said...

Just popped by via Follow Friday 40 & Over, wishing you a lovely weekend.
Helen x

 
At March 4, 2011 at 2:51 AM , Blogger Emma's Lunch said...

Thanks for stopping by Emma's Lunch. I'm following you now too :)

 
At March 4, 2011 at 3:51 AM , Blogger Red Nomad OZ said...

HHHMMMmmm... providing exercise opportunities such as raking up fallen leaves or mulching fallen bark - or is that just me downunder in OZ??

Have a great weekend!!

 
At March 4, 2011 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I just hopped over from Design It Chic and am now a new follower. Love your blog! Stop by sometime if you like
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

 
At March 4, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Blogger hynz said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Im following you back now too..

Have a great weekend and take care!!!
hynz

 
At March 4, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Katerina said...

Thanks for following! I followed you back!

 
At March 4, 2011 at 2:39 PM , Blogger BlackEyedDog said...

thx so much for stopping by and for the follow...I'm following back^^

xoxo

{SeMi}CrAzEd

 
At March 4, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Kortney said...

Happy Friday!!! I've awarded you an award!!! Come over to www.kortneyskrazylife.com to pick it up and find the rules!!! See you soon!

Congratulations and Happy Blogging!!
~Kortney~

 
At March 4, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Tanyia said...

Thanks for the follow I am following you back now as well :)

 
At March 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Colton's Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by--I am now following you as well.

 
At March 4, 2011 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Tricia said...

Thanks for following Mom is the Only Girl! We're planting evergreens this summer in hopes to have Christmas trees in several years, so to save money!! And your posts on menopause...I'm closer to that than I'd like to think!

 
At March 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Blogger bettyl said...

Awesome tips!

 
At March 4, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Blogger SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thanks for following! I returned the favor :) I love your concept of being green.

 
At March 4, 2011 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Oak Lawn Lady said...

We have yummy jelly made from our flowering crabapple trees, and just planted some eating apple trees.

 
At March 5, 2011 at 12:20 AM , Blogger maiylah said...

some trees (like the camphor and neem trees) can be used for medicinal purposes, too. :)

hi! thanks for following! followed you back!

Maiylah
Picture Clusters

 
At March 5, 2011 at 1:20 AM , Blogger mymy said...

we love being surrounded by plants! makes us feel relaxed and good about ourselves.

thanks so much for following; am thrilled to follow you back!

mymy
My bric-a-brac

 
At March 5, 2011 at 3:16 AM , Blogger Janine said...

Following you right back. Love what you have to share.

 
At March 5, 2011 at 10:53 AM , Blogger CarliAlice @ GG2Life said...

Thanks for the tips! I'm following back.

 
At March 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger aobibliophile™ said...

hi Monica! thanks for the green tips, for stopping by my blog, for the kind words and for following. i'm now a follower as well. have a great weekend c",)

 
At March 5, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Debra Ann Elliott said...

Thanks for stopping by Granny Annie's. Already follow. Thanks for the follow.

 
At March 5, 2011 at 12:14 PM , Blogger Kirsten said...

Good points- I'm off to go a-planting!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following back!

 
At March 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Oak Lawn Lady said...

Provides shade for humans and animals on a hot Summers day. A large Oak or Maple is a good place to plant a small shade garden.

 
At March 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...

I am following you back! I have been experimenting with trees in pots as well as planted in the yard. It has been so relaxing to fuss over them!

 
At March 5, 2011 at 2:58 PM , Blogger A Helicopter Mom said...

I think my computer ate my last post, so I'm trying again. I apologize if this is a double post. :)

I so agree with this! I have a black thumb, but keep on trying.

Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm following you back now!

Mickey
www.ahelicoptermom.com

 
At March 5, 2011 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Angie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm returning the favour.

www.mywallabygold.com/blog and
www.mywallabygold.blogspot.com

Have a good weekend

 
At March 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger The Crypto-Capers Series said...

I am returning the follow. Thanks for stopping. http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com
www.reneeahand.com
Thanks!
Renee

 
At March 5, 2011 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Rebecca said...

Thanks for the follow, I am following back :) http://onemoreflewoverthecuckoo.blogspot.com/

 
At March 5, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Xenia said...

Wow, great list!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend!

 
At March 5, 2011 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Amanda S. said...

Great feature! I'm always on the lookout for more ways to live green. Thanks for stopping by Mommy's Peanut Gallery, following you back!

 
At March 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Mo 'Betta said...

Thanks for visiting, following back!

 
At March 5, 2011 at 11:08 PM , Blogger The Unglamorous Mommy said...

Thanks for visiting and following! Returning the favor!

 
At March 5, 2011 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Money Saving Momma said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...i am happy to be your newest follower, we can share ideas with eachother!

 
At March 6, 2011 at 12:45 AM , Blogger April said...

Thanks for stopping by Frugally Green Mom! Following you back!

 
At March 6, 2011 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Jill said...

Following you back from boost my blog friday. Our trees came in useful today for my daughter's science project - she had to draw and identify trees and plants in our garden! So trees are also an educational tool!! :)

http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

 
At March 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Oak Lawn Lady said...

And a big old oak tree in your back yard is the perfect setting for a July wedding!!!

 
At March 6, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Shelley said...

Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
God Bless,
Shelley
< a href="http://www.mylifeadventurebyme.blogspot.com//">Finding My Life in Faith< /a>

 
At March 6, 2011 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Bird in a Tree Creations said...

Thanks for popping in on my blog! I am now following you back! Have a great Sunday!-Kelly

 
At March 6, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Blogger C'Ree said...

Hi I am your newest follower and I love your about me ! Thanks for following Destination Virtuous!

 
At March 6, 2011 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Thanks for visiting my Cat Cartoon Blog. I'm following you back on GFC :-)

 
At March 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM , Blogger Kara said...

As a fellow tree-hugger, all I can say is, "I LOVE this post!!"

 
At March 8, 2011 at 9:50 AM , Blogger AMY said...

Great Blog!
Thanks for stopping by mine and following.
I'm now following you too!
Amy's Life

 
At March 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM , Blogger amazey said...

Following you back from The Steady Hand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

 
At March 8, 2011 at 12:06 PM , Blogger kassidy's notes said...

thank you for the visit and for following. i'm following you back.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 4:01 PM , Blogger A Mom's Take said...

Thanks for participating in the Good Friends Click Blog Hop! I'm already follow you, just stopping by to say hi.

Janel
http://www.amomstake.com

 
At March 8, 2011 at 5:44 PM , Blogger Nikki said...

Following you back! Thanks for stopping by Pretty Nameless!

 
At March 8, 2011 at 10:32 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I love a good tree - they really are fabulous and the benefits are plenty!

 
At March 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM , Blogger lovinangels said...

I'm so pro tree. We even give trees as gifts. I have to tear one down for our yard to be at all productive, and my husband has promised to put two up in its place.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm returning the follow love!

 
At March 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM , Blogger ropcorn said...

Trees are so important, as is really all living plants and creatures on this earth. :-)

I'm already a follower here so I want to thank you for dropping by my blog and following + commenting. And I hope you had some yummy pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. :p

Take care,
Alexandra
http://ropcorn.com/

 
At March 10, 2011 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Gina Alfani said...

I love being surrounded with trees and plants in general . . . and all the wildlife that comes to visit because of it.

Thanks for following me . . . I'm following you back as well :)

Gina

 
At March 11, 2011 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Small Footprints said...

Your post reminds me that the simplest of actions can have huge benefits. Thank you for the tip!

 
At March 18, 2011 at 2:24 AM , Blogger Emily said...

Great ideas! Your blog is full of very useful and interesting information. Thank you for sharing what you know!

 

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