In case I haven’t seen you already today… Happy California Arbor Day. :) You would not believe how much of my life revolves around Arbor Day lately. We’ve just kicked off our big California Arbor Week Tour with the TreeCircus and we have 10 straight days of educational shows and tree climbing at sites throughout California. It took some magic to pull this one out of the hat, but someone up there must be pulling some strings for us. (Either my grandpa or Luther Burbank, most likely both.)
Today I celebrated in Palo Alto at a “spa day” for El Palo Alto, for which the city is named. It’s over 1000 years old and got some extra loving care from volunteers today including a full intensive “check-up” to make sure it’s healthy and strong.
This weekend I’ll be at two Arbor Week events in Oakland… at a Friends of Wood Park tree planting on Saturday and at a TreeCircus show/tree climbing event at Fairyland on Sunday. Then the tour heads south and I get to take a break… :)
So anyway… if you think all this tree love is a bunch of bologna, I suggest you visit InvestFromTheGroundUp.org and read about how rad trees actually are. Not only do they clean the air (duh), they raise property values, lower electric bills, filter rainwater, provide homes for animals, reduce stress levels, encourage people to spend more time in downtown shopping districts, and yes… create jobs. Trees… I am forever indebted to you. Thanks a mill.
(PS – I am sticking to my oath of giving up exclamation points for Lent and it was especially hard during this post. Just had to get that out there.)