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].