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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Simple Thing That Makes a Difference

Planting a tree is a simple thing--it beautifies its surroundings, cleans the air, provides a home for wildlife, etc. Multiply that act by a million, or 50 million, and it can make a big difference! Smithsonian magazine [MAG SMI, also eBook] has an online site that last week posted this: "India Plants a Record 50 Million Trees in 24 Hours." Wow, just WOW!

I'm reminded of the Joni Mitchell song, "Big Yellow Taxi," which is on her Hits album [CD ROCK MIT]. The song is one of regrets, including the pavement of Paradise.

Think about planting a tree, and look for one of these at the Library: Trees and Shrubs of New England by Marilyn J. Dwelley [582.74 DWE] or Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds by Richard M. DeGraaf [639.978 DEG].

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