Do you plant trees?Its World Environment Day Today!

@worthy (2413)
India
June 5, 2007 1:32am CST
Have you ever planted a sapling?Some of you must be planting them on a regular basis. Today,when global warming is threatening future generation's survival and Ozone layer is thinning,don't you think we should plant trees all the year round and not just wait for a specific day to plant trees? We also have to strive to reduce the pollution level.There are mainly three types of pollution.we all know that ..Air,Water,soil and noise pollution. Do you have some suggestions how to keep our environment safe? What do you do to help save our environment? I think we all Myloteers shall plant one sapling where ever we live.Are you with me? :)
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
5 Jun 07
When I was a child many years ago, I used to bring home twigs broken off trees to place in water. The twigs would root, and then I'd plant them out. I grew two treas in that way. Now, my back garden is a bit of a jungle. Trees tend to plant themselves there. There are several wild cherry, numerous hawthorn (a nuisance these, they seed everywhere and I have to keep pulling the seedlings out or I'd be buried in thorn bushes) there is also a couple of holly trees and I've noticed several new holly seedlings which I'll have to pull out. A birch tree, also self seeded, an ornamental crab apple, self seeded, Elderberry, very prolific and hard to kill even if it's cut right back to the ground, several blackcurrant bushes and an American black oak sapling which I grew from the acorn. It's about 4 or 5 years old now and still only about a foot tall. I've also recently planted trumpet vine seedlings which were grown from seed.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
You are doing a great favour to us jwfarrimond.The extra saplings which grow in your backyard could be used to grow trees at barren lands. Thanks for such an inspiring response.Mother earth needs more and more people like you. "Happy environment Day".:)
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5 Jun 07
Back garden  - My jungly back garden with one of my cats.
I forgot to add this photo of my jungle garden.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
There is so much greenary and so many trees.Your cat looks so much at home.Nature is indeed our life.Thanks for uploading the nice picture of your back garden.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
5 Jun 07
oh worthy, you just snatched my post, never mind, me or you - all the same as long as the awareness is there. i donot have green fingers but, surely my mom does. anything and everything would flourish in her touch. she doesn't require good soil or climate but there is some kinda magic in her hands which does it all! she says its love and care. i still remember as a child, we moved to a barren, dry region when my father got transfered there. we couldn't even glance a single piece of greenery there. my mom started gardening and planted some saplings of fruits and flowers. it looked so beautiful. someone asked her, why did she have to nurse the place when she knew that she had to leave anyday? she replied that, we should leave a place more beautiful than we had found it to be!! she still follows it with all her heart. and guess what, we visited the place after 20 years. the saplings have grown into tall, shady, fruity trees. it felt so good!! i just like greenery, it feels great to see a sapling grow into a plant and so on.. i love to water them and nourish them and see they grow fruitfully. its so enriching!
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
I know mimpi,great minds think alike!!Hehehehe.... Actually I wished and hoped someone to post this discussion as i was feeling lazy to do so myself.lol.I checked the top discussion page,but to my dismay,couldn't find a single one related to this.So as a responsible child of mother earth,i started this discussion hoping that at least ten people (if not hundered)would end up planting trees and saplings reading this post.That was the idea.I don't care if i don't get responses,but certainly want people to be reminded of their duty reading it. Wow mimpi!!Your mom is great.I just loved the way she thinks.not only a particular place,but ultimately we all have to leave this world.that should be a dterrant to planting trees and striving to make this a much much better place to live than it is now. Thankyou friend for the lovely and motivating response.:)
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
correction..'that should not be a dterrant to planting trees'
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
Hehehehe..correction again.'that should not be a deterrent factor to planting trees.'lol.:P
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• India
5 Jun 07
I have a great garden at home, plus lots of trees. I am with you, I have planted 2 saplings for the environment day, Thanx worthy for taking up this issue. For the global envt, I think we should stop using plastics, as far as possible, and recycle, re use and reduce using too much of resources. That's all, Let us think global and act local. yours friendly Heartwalker
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
Thanks for being with me in this effort HeartWalker.If we all plant two saplings,like you have done,we would be contributing greatly towards this end.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
'Think global and act local'.Great slogan.Acting locally itself will take care of global well being.:)
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@Jamian (2604)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
naruto  - naruto manga
i have tried to plant a tree and its fun, I love to do it again but I dont have time, its really hard when you dont have time freedom
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@worthy (2413)
• India
6 Jun 07
Thanks for the response jamian
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@tolyme (305)
• Argentina
5 Jun 07
Thanks for reminding the importance of the day.I have not planted any plants today.I have done some in college. As for as global warming is concerned people people have some idea about it.But they still don't realise the importance of it.Until a disaster strikes people should make some necessery steps like 1.stopping plastics use 2.save energy 3.Plant more trees 4.reduce carbon etcs This is my 100th point and what a way to get it on a good cause
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@worthy (2413)
• India
6 Jun 07
The steps mentioned by you should be adopted by all.Thanks tolyme
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@abrarr (1246)
• Pakistan
5 Jun 07
though i have never palnted trees ever in my life but if there r i would do evry thing to protect them!!
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
Yes abrarr,protecting trees is as important as planting them.Thanks.:)
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
5 Jun 07
true. it's one good deed to protect trees. atleast you find them valuable that's why you want them to be protected. but hope you get to try and plant a tree on your own. you'll feel really happy and proud about it. one tree can make a difference!
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@worthy (2413)
• India
6 Jun 07
Yes,it can make the difference.Thanks.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
6 Jun 07
I will join hands with you in this regard.I have planted trees and we have plenty of trees around our home which keeps cool specially in summer season. One can feel the freshness of cool air while passing through roads with full of trees in both sides.Here the highways department cut down some old trees which gives shelter to extend the roads and build bridges.Iam totally against this cutting of trees as all know its takes long time for growing such a big tree which is cut down within minutes. I think environmental protection is also needed these days.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
Thats right. Thats why today there is a growing awareness about sustainable development, which means that development and progress made in such a way that the resourses are not hampered and that the future generations are not deprived of the basic necessities like fresh air,water and abundant vegetation. In fact, in countries like japan, civil engineers have joined hands with the environmentalists to come up with the project of creating infrastructure that would have natural vegetaion within the giant buildings. Hope that such a thing begins in India soon.
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@vijiayyar (191)
• Ireland
6 Jun 07
Ya why not? Everybody is behind the poor trees, destroying the natures beauty and destroying life. We are just digging our graves by cutting down trees. Tree help bring rain, convert CO2 in oxygen, prevent global warming, give us shade, food ,etc etc and what we do. We just cut them as gratitude. So I donna miss this opportunity. So what if I am a day late. U can plant them any day. U just donna need one day for it. I m goner!!
@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
yes of course! this day is just a way to remind people to plant trees. planting trees other than this day is in fact better because it reflects the real concern that you have for nature, and you are not just doing it for the sake of this particular day.
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
5 Jun 07
My home tucked within the trees - We have a lovely amount of trees surrounding our home...many oak trees fill my circle drive...providing plenty of fresh air and great shade...my home is tucked within the trees....I love it here!!
I live in rural Arkansas...I have a forest of trees around me and throughout my yard.....i love my trees and do not agree with the removal of trees unless necessary for building...being conscientious of the environment is important to me...I live in an area that has lots of water...lakes and rivers....so protecting this beauty is important to me....
@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
You are a very responsible citizen tinamwhite. Protecting your surroundings is important to you, and beneficial to the whole world. Keep up the good work and thanks for the response.
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@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
I'm proud to say that I do! I plant lemons from seeds. I have yet to transplant them on the ground. These lemon plants serve as a host for the caterpillars of the citrus butterfly and I feel very gratified that I can provide food for them. Aside from trees, I also plant herbs, vegetables and flowers. Planting is really a fun and fulfilling hobby!
@worthy (2413)
• India
6 Jun 07
that sounds very nice. its a very very good hobby thanks:)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
5 Jun 07
You took me back many years Worthy...I didn't plant a tree since I was at your age and maybe little younger.We used to go plant trees with my school. At my country we have many fires at the summer.So many trees are burn.They try with the help of people and students to plant again some trees at the burning place of mountain.It was very nice but since then I didn't do it again. I hope do it again because definitely we need more trees .
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@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
Since its summer vacation here and schools are closed,me and my sister have planted two saplings each in the front as well as backyard.In our country too many trees are cut to be used for fire,which really is very alarming.Inspite of LPG and Bio-gas(obtained from the waste of animals),a vast chunk of population is deprived of it due to their financial problems,hence cut trees as a means of cheap fuel for cooking.Can't blame them at all.A hungry tummy knows no reasoning and ideology.So many problems are interlinked.Like heartwalker said,we all need to work at our singular level to fight the problems.waiting for some one else to initiate and work,is not going to take us anywhere. As mentioned by you to plant again some trees at the burning place of mountains and plains from where the trees are cut is one very important thing to do.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
5 Jun 07
My yard is filled with trees. I have planted more nearly every year since I bought my property in 1987, and some of them are rather large now. Even the ones I have now are spreading. My big cherry tree is now sprouting baby trees all over around it. There must be 20-30 little trees surrounding it now. My daughter and I are going to trade a couple of her little trees for a couple of mine so that we can have some more variety in our yards though. We also try to do our part to clean up the water. Every year my kids and I go down the river and pick up trash to clean the riverbanks.
@worthy (2413)
• India
5 Jun 07
Apart from planting trees,you along with your family,have been making efforts to clean water and river banks.You are a very conscious human being kelly.We need to take a lesson or two from you.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Unfortunately I do not have a big enough yard to plant a tree so that is out of the question. I can plant some bushes or flowers but not a tree. Those who do have big yards should plant a tree, no matter what kind to help our environment. There are definitely many ways to help our environment like water and electricity conservation, no smoking, more carpooling or taking buses, no throwing trash on the ground outside and recycling. I am definitely trying to conserve water and electricity and I do not smoke or litter.
@worthy (2413)
• India
14 Jun 07
Like you, we all should try to help conserving our environment in whatever way we can.Even a little effort may prove to be significant.Thanks for your concern towards this cause.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
I live in an apartment and there's no spot for trees. However, I've two poinsettias with pretensions to treedom in my living room. Those suckers are almost three feet tall. I've a Hen & Chick plant, and an Aloe Vera. I've three potted herb seedlings growing in reused yogurt containers, when they get some size on them, I will be adding them to my food as a renewable resource. They are a shrub, and if you don't keep them trimmed, they will grow out of your house and home.
@worthy (2413)
• India
14 Jun 07
Crafty you can give a lesson or two to those living in apartments.You've proved that where there is a will,there's a way.Thanks for the good answer.
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@dpk262006 (56730)
• Delhi, India
6 Jun 07
Very Good discussion indeed ! I have not exactly planted a sapling...but I love plants. I have many plants in my house in big pots...such as Orange, Pomgrenate...Lemon etc. besides Christmas Tree and other plants having lots and lots of flowers. How are You? What about entrance exams Results?
@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
Its a nice practice to keep plants in the house. along with decoration, it helps in adding to the greenery of the surroundings. whatever little way we can, we must do something to help prevent the destruction of mother nature. I'm good.Thank you. Entrance examinations went fine. My admission will be taking place in july.In the meantime I'm going to USA this month end. Hope you are fine too.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I don't need a special day to plant trees. I try to plant new trees every year. We've got very heavy clay soil and there aren't many trees that do well here. For every 10 trees I plant, maybe 2 survive, in spite of my attention and care. Right now my favorite tree is a quaking aspen that I got from a friend of mine. One day I went over to his house, and he helped me dig up half a dozen baby trees. The only one that survived was the quaking aspen. This year I want to plant some apple and peach trees, and some spruce trees.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
More than a duty, it seems that you are passionate about planting variety of trees. Its a rare hobby to find. And yeah, you are absolutely right that we dont need any special day to plant trees, but this world environment day is celebrated to make people aware of the need to plant and preserve trees and plants, and that they should follow this practice all the year through.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
I recycle, does that count?
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@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
wow. That is one of the best ways to protect our trees. Not all of us can do that, but if given a chance, I would certainly be willing to do such a thing. That does count a great deal
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@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
5 Jun 07
No friend, I have never planted a sapling. I agree with you I think its high time we start planting trees, cos the rate at which ozone is growing now, it will definitely be one of the major threat to humanity one day. Thanks
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@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
Thanks to you for realising this fact.I'm pleased to know that my discussion has motivated you to take steps in this direction. There is always a first time.:)
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
5 Jun 07
No I will not be planting any tree today. I have no place to plant a tree. There are so many trees in the state that I live in they really don't need any more.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
Its nice to know that there is abundant vegetation in your locality. If there are no need of planting any more trees, I'm sure you would give some time in the preservation of the already present trees and plants.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
5 Jun 07
if you happen to visit our home, you'll surely say... "what a mini forest!". yup. our yard is filled with fruit bearing trees. it's like a mini forest for others. birds are all around and it's fun to hear them sing. the breeze of the air which enters our house is so fresh because of the trees around us. plus we know that we are able to comtribute in preserving nature. it's the best my family can do and i hope others will try to plant trees, too if they have a vacant lot in their homes.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
7 Jun 07
Its really inspiring to know that you and your family are doing the best you can do, for if all of us do our best, no matter however little its magnitude may be, I am sure we would be able to eliminate the danger of destruction of mother earth. The description your 'mini forest' reminds me of the fairy tale forests with abundance of birds and fruits.Lol
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