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Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

Lowe’s the home improvement chain is giving away 500,000 free tree saplings on Thursday, April 22 to honor the eco-friendly holiday and encourage customers to put their green thumbs to use.

Earth Day
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1500 Trees

Reminded by Treewhispers Ambassador, Amanda Love that there is still time to plant trees in Licking County, Ohio.

Tree Whispers

Earth Day Family Activity with Fritzi Huber

SAT APR 24 2021 AT 11:00 AM TO 02:00 PM

Cameron Art Museum | Wilmington, North Carolina

Grateful for Phawnda Moore so eloquently sharing her path with tree stories, earth connections, and Treewhispers.

The Tree in Me

Sally Wightkin shared this wonderful post from brainpickings.

The Tree in Me: A Tender Painted Poem About Growing Our Capacity for Joy, Strength, and Love

https://www.brainpickings.org/2021/04/16/the-tree-in-me-corinna-luyken/

Local action

Here’s what’s going on in my neck of the woods as gathered by GO GREEN. Let me know what’s happening in yours!

April 15: Protecting our Suburban Tree Canopy: Join Lydia Scott, Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, as she shows how thinking of trees as infrastructure can help communities protect and provide for trees. Smart policies and practices can help maximize the value of trees and enhance our community. Learn more about Wilmette’s forestry efforts with panelist Kevin Sorby. Register. Noon.


April 27: TreeKeepers: Trees are hardy and long-lived, but especially in an urban environment, they need care in order to thrive. For 30 years, Openlands, a Chicago area conservation group, has operated its TreeKeepers program to teach people about trees and tree stewardship. Wilmette is about to start its own TreeKeepers chapter, so join us to learn more about it! TreeKeepers Program Manager Al DeRue will teach us about the program, what participants will learn and do, and how TreeKeepers adapts to the needs of different communities. Register. Noon

Calligraphic Lines

From the April Nib Notes Newsletter / Society of Calligraphy / Southern California / https://societyforcalligraphy.org/

Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

Fools and Dreamers

Tree harp

img_2249Artwork by Eliz. Simmonds, Black Mountain, North Carolina

Giant Trees

Father’s tree

Family

Handmade paper, art and text by Beverly Telepchak, 1/28/2020; The Dawes Arboretum, Granville Ohio

If you listen

Handmade paper, art and story by Liesha Hurwitz, 2020, The Dawes Arboretum, Granville, OH

Fresh snow

Photo by Pete Pennecke / Lake Tahoe