Love a Tree Day - May 16
Thu, May 16, 2024

Love a Tree Day

Love a Tree Day recognizes trees play an indispensable, invaluable role in the environment’s functioning. Not many people know that trees have not always existed.

The History

For the first 90% of the Earth’s history, huge mushrooms grew instead trees, reaching up to 26 feet in height. First large tree was Cladoxylopsida; it grew on Earth 400 million years ago. There were also tree-like horsetails and ferns. Today, scientists say there are 3 trillion mature trees in the world. In the United States, there are about 766 million acres of forest with various tree species.

Trees provide the Earth’s inhabitants with a huge number of benefits: food, lumber, home, oxygen, and protection. Trees are often damaged by fires and felled by humans. In today’s world, people are trying to protect trees, to keep ecosystems intact. So, National Love a Tree Day was created.

Interesting Facts

A lot of interesting information is known about trees.

  1. One pine provides three people with oxygen.
  2. The manchinela tree is the most poisonous. You can’t even just stand next to a tree for a long time. There are cases when even car paint was damaged.
  3. 16-year-old Indian arborist Jadav Paeng started planting trees in a sandy wasteland. Now he has 550 hectares of tropical forest.
  4. The most diverse family of trees is the legume family – 5,405 species.

How to take part

Here are some ways to spend a great Love a Tree Day.

  1. Plant a tree.
  2. Go to a forest or park to enjoy the fresh air.
  3. Organize a distribution of informational leaflets about the importance and indispensability of trees.

When is Love a Tree Day celebrated in 2024?

Love a Tree Day is observed on May 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 16 2024
Friday May 16 2025

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